EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 12, 2013

Gregory Goguen, 48


Attleboro, MA — Gregory David Goguen, 48, of McKay Street, Attleboro, a loving husband, father, and brother, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Sharron (Birch) Goguen. Gregory and Sharon celebrated 17 years of marriage together.

Born in Methuen, Mass., on September 16, 1964, he was a son of the late Gerald and Louise (Rivard) Goguen. Gregory was raised and educated in Methuen, graduating from Methuen High School, where he was a member of the football and hockey teams. He worked as a self-employed hardwood floor installer for many years until retiring due to illness. Gregory was a nearly a scratch golfer with a handicap of 2. He won several tournaments in the Methuen area, and was a longtime participant in the Attleboro Area Golf Association Open. He was also a Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins fan, and a volunteer coach for many years in the Attleboro Youth basketball and baseball leagues. He will always be remembered for his love of his children and family.

In addition to his wife, Sharron, Gregory is survived by two children, Courtney Lynn Goguen and Brendan Thomas Goguen, both of Attleboro; a brother, Gary Goguen of Methuen; two sisters, Cheryl Geary of Manchester, N.H., and Gail Carver of Salem, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. He was the son-in-law of the late Thomas L. Birch Sr. and uncle of the late Joshua Michael Birch.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. A funeral will be conducted on Friday, June 14, at 9:30 a.m., from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., in Saint John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main St., Attleboro, celebrated by Rev. Riley Williams, Parochial Vicar. Gregory will be laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, North Attleboro. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to remember Gregory in a special way, memorial contributions may be made to: Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or www.hhcri.org. For an online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and remembrances, please visit www.duffypoulecares.com.