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SHIRLEY — Glenn Carleton Gould Jr., 84, known locally as a resident of 189 Great Road, died Monday, Dec. 26, at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer, after an illness.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith (Bigelow) Gould; two sons, Glenn C. Gould III of Shirley and Jonathan H. Gould of Tolland, Conn.; a daughter, Nancy G Creed of Wells, Maine; four grandchildren, Kelly Gould, Cindy (Creed) Goodwin, Jason Gould and Jenna Gould.

Gould was born in Concord, Mass. on May 5, 1921, a son of Glenn C. and Ruth (Knowlton) Gould and grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. He attended the St. Petersburg school system and later continued his education at the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War I.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in St. Petersburg.

Although a resident of Fla., through the years Gould maintained a home in Shirley.

Gould worked as a sales representative in the electrical industry, most recently for the Sharlin Lite Company of N.J. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and was well known in those circles as a senior judge.

In the early 1950s, Gould opened the Shirley Auto Museum. As the museum continued to grow, he moved its operation to Meredith, N.H. and finally in 1973, to Wells, Maine, where it continues to operate.

Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, Ayer, is assisting the family with arrangements.