Our beloved sister, Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly on January 18th at the age of 61, the cause of her death not yet known. She was born on January 24th, 1959 in Homestead, Florida. She was predeceased by our parents Joseph Henry Gould & Ruth Victoria (Parker) Gould of Orrington, ME, our oldest brother Maurice Everett Gould of Orrington & her Kindred Spirit Joseph “Joey” Lee Smalley of York, ME. She grew up in Orrington & graduated from John Bapst High School in 1977.
Charlotte had a tender heart & gentle vibrant spirit. Sorrows & personal losses caused her to struggle with Mental Illness from early adulthood up to the time of her death with symptoms that were at times debilitating. She experienced hospitalizations, group homes & a period of homelessness until arriving at Logan Place in Portland 15 years ago. There she found some measure of safety; stability & happiness & for that we will be eternally grateful.
We will remember her sense of humor, her creative mind & her sensitive caring soul. Charlotte had a brilliant intellect, a quick wit & was very social within her small circle of friends & acquaintances. They were known to announce enthusiastically, “Charlotte’s here!” when she joined their company. She was fun & enjoyed entertaining & cooking treats for both residents & staff. She was a source of inspiration, extending kindness & caring towards those she knew were in-need of compassion. Her heart was beautiful.
As a family we offered her our love, support & companionship to the extent she chose to embrace it. She especially enjoyed her visits with “Sissy” & phone conversations with her brother Scott. They reminisced, solved problems & shared lots of laughter. We all loved her and although we’re grieving her loss, we’re thankful she’s now at peace & whole as she makes her journey Home.She is lovingly remembered by her sister Jody “Sissy” Gould (Scarborough), brother Scott Gould (Pacific Grove, CA), sister Laurie (Gould) Goupee & husband John (Scarborough), much loved nephews, cousin Celeste “Lessie” Murray (Saco, ME), Aunt Elaine Hall (Chesterville, ME), many “Gould” cousins, nieces & her very special “family” at Logan place.
A private Graveside Service & Memorial Gathering will be held in the coming months.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in remembrance of Charlotte to Logan Place C/O Preble St. Resource Center, 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME. 04101.
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