1934 – 2013

AUBURN — Dr. John H. Gould of Turner passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, at Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn.

Dr. Gould was born in Portland on Sept. 10, 1934, the first child of Eleanor (Webster) Gould and Richard Gould. He grew up in both Cape Elizabeth and Winchester, Mass., and graduated from Winchester High School. He was a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Cornell University Medical School in New York and received his MPH degree from University of California
Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, Calif.

As a pediatrician, he served in the Army hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, and later worked in the San Francisco and Boston areas. After further education in the adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard University Cambridge Hospital program, he worked as a child psychiatrist at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Mass., Northern Essex Mental Health Center in Haverhill, Mass., and in private practice in Georgetown, Mass.

In 1984, Dr. Gould and his family moved to Turner, and in the course of his many years in professional practice, he worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Jackson Brook Institute in South Portland, Sweetser Children’s Services in Saco, Kennebec Behavioral Health in Augusta and Winthrop and private practice in Auburn.

Dr. Gould has had a distinguished career and has always been regarded as a wonderful doctor and person — generous, caring and compassionate with a sense of humor and an ability to relate to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds.


In the past 18 years, he has shown great courage in dealing with serious health issues and has always been thankful for the support and love from his wife and children.

Dr. Gould is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Susan (Skillman) Gould; their son, Benjamin Gould of Brookline, Mass., and Turner; Dr. Gould’s children from his first marriage, Alison Gould of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Kenneth Gould of Pawtucket, R.I.; his siblings and their families, Stephen Gould of Chelsea, Vt., Sally Wilson of Medfield, Mass., and Susan Hoffman of Natick, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Pamela Bolint of Damariscotta and her children.

The family expresses much gratitude to the many supportive friends and colleagues, Dr. Michael Rifkin the caring staff of Hospice House, and the nursing staff of Central Maine Medical Center’s Physical Rehabilitation Unit, where Dr. Gould was a patient for two months.

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