Frances Gould

August 10, 1925 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 96)


North Anson


Frances May Jackson Gould of North Anson peacefully passed away June 17, 2022 at

the Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan where she had been a resident for the last 3 years.

Frances was born August 10, 1925 in New Portland, Maine to Harry and Mildred Atwood

Jackson. Frances received her early education in New Portland, graduating from Central High

School in 1942. Frances continued her education, majoring in elementary education, at

Farmington Normal School, graduating in 1945 from Farmington State Teachers College. She

taught school in Embden for 2 years, “ where she walked, and walked, and walked” to get to

work. After she married Dwight Gould she taught at the Mark Emery School for 2 years. They

moved to North Anson and built a home where they lived together until his death in 2003.

Frances was a stay at home mom until her youngest child started school and then she too went

back to school, again teaching at the Mark Emery School until 1985 when she retired.

Frances belonged to the North Anson Congregational Church where she was director of

the Sunday school, a member of the Women’s Association, and a member and director of the

choir. Frances also belonged to Eastern Star, Rebekahs, and the Somerset Retired Teachers


Frances would start her day off with a cup of coffee and the daily newspaper’s crossword

puzzle and word jumble. She loved to read, do puzzles, craft & quilt, watch classic game shows,

murder mysteries, and her beloved Celtics and Red Sox. One of her biggest loves was music. It

was no surprise to walk into the house and find her playing the piano or organ and singing

along. She passed this love on to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her

numerous students she gave piano lessons to.

Frances’s biggest love was her family. Children: Wayne Gould of North Anson, Glenice

(Gould) Williams and Dale of Hampden and Joyce (Gould) Knowles and Kendall of New

Portland, Granddaughters: Shauna (Williams) Antonelli and Jay, Meghan (Williams) Schall and

Bill, Jennifer (Knowles) Philibotte and Jeff, and Melinda (Knowles) Larrabee and Chad, Great

grandchildren: Grace and Jason Antonelli, Sophie and Addison Schall, MaKenzie and Kaelyn

Philibotte, and Jordan Larrabee. Her great grandchildren affectionately referred to her as

Grammie the Great.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Dwight.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Cedar Ridge Center for their

loving care of Frances.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27, at the Congregational Church in North Anson from

11- 12. The funeral service will start at 12, with the committal service following the funeral at the

Sunset Cemetery in North Anson.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a memorial contribution to The Stewart

Public Library, 37 Elm Street, PO Box 177, North Anson, Me. 04958 or the First Congregational

Church of North Anson Choir, 21 Elm Street ,PO Box 247, North Anson, Me. 04958.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com

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June 27, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Congregational Church in North Anson

Funeral Service
June 27, 2022

12:00 PM
Congregational Church in North Anson

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