NORTH UXBRDGE, Mass. - Alfred L. "Barry" Goulet, 97, of W. Hartford Ave. died Friday, Sept. 28 at Beaumont Nursing Home after an illness. His wife of 39 years Florence V. (Gouin) Goulet died Dec. 2, 1980.
He is survived by his two daughters Ann M. O'Connell of Worcester and Harriet L. Campbell of Uxbridge; three grandchildren Kim Landini, Eric Campbell, and Gary Burrows; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Born in Uxbridge on June 15, 1915 Barry was one of nine children born to Jeremiah and Angelina (Naureau) Goulet and lived here all his life.
Mr. Goulet worked as a machinist and flyer at the former Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville for 38 years, retiring in 1977. He also worked in the Uxbridge quarries and operated an egg and chicken farm in his younger years. Always a hard worker, he was known for building stone walls and his woodsman skills. He would replenish the land while harvesting trees for firewood.
He was educated at the Good Shepherd school and was active his entire life. He played tennis until he was 85 years old, enjoyed playing badminton and rode his bicycle around town many years. A compassionate man, Barry would lend a hand to anyone in need and enjoyed his family immensely. He was a member of Good Shepherd Church.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St. Linwood. Burial will follow in St. Mary's cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home in Uxbridge are Monday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made to the People First Food Pantry, Box 506, 19 Douglas St. Uxbridge, MA 01569. www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com