Jane Gould

Obituary of Jane F Gould

Jane F. (Lovett) Gould, 91, of Peabody, died peacefully Monday, March 16 surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Lloyd F Gould with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Jane was born and grew-up in Lynn, daughter of the late Russell and Gertrude (Nicholson) Lovett. She attended Lynn Classical High School. She moved to Peabody in 1957 and was a resident for most of her life, having spent 10 years in Naples, FL before returning to Peabody in 2002. Jane waitressed at her sister’s restaurant, the original Rolly’s in Lynn, before retiring in 1992. For 25 years she served everyday folks breakfast, lunch and dinner. She was a great conversationalist who loved people and politics. Even in recent years, she was an active citizen, ever present at the polling places with her grandchildren holding signs for her son. Jane had a bigger than life personality and a cross generational following among nieces, nephews, godchildren, neighbors and family friends that was decades in the making. She made everyone feel they were the most important person in the world, because they were to her. Jane is survived by her loving family, Peabody City Councilor Thomas and his wife Sharon Gould of Peabody and their children, Cortney and her husband Gregg Hurley and their children, Quinn, Julia, and Ari Hurley, and Michael Gould, her daughter, Liz and her husband Kevin Powers of Haverhill and their children, Kevin and his wife Molly Powers and their children, Clare and Mary, Katie and her husband Michael Cuozzo of Charlestown, and their daughter Caroline, Christopher and his wife Rachel Powers of Denver, CO, her daughter, Paula Efraimson of Peabody and her children, Jackie and her fiancé Tyler Meilleur of Manchester, NH, Bobby Efraimson of Manchester, NH and Danny Efraimson of Hampton, NH, her son Jay Gould and his wife Jeanne of Beverly and their children, Andrew and Isabella, and her son Patrick Gould and his wife Chris of Bradford and their children, Maci and Max, and is also survived by her brother John Lovett of FL and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 8 siblings. Due to the COVID-19 virus, a private Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday March 20, 2020 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held later in September. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to American Parkinson Disease Association at www.apdaparkinson.org.
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