Roger E. Gould, 79, died Dec. 15, 2010.

He was born in Dixmont, Aug. 16, 1931, a son of Raymond and Nellie (Benson) Gould.

Roger became a water well-driller at the early age of 14, and was self-employed as a well-driller all of his life. He was a founding member of the Maine Water Well Drillers Association. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. 136 Monroe. He loved auto racing, going to Speedway 95, tinkering on motors, reading Civil War history, and heading to Florida for the winters. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Roger will be remembered as a dedicated family man and a loving friend to all.

Roger is survived by his wife of 58 years, Faye (Wescott); his children, Gary and his wife, Heidi, Sherry Cole and her husband, Ralph, and Rhonda Pellerin-Gervais and her husband, Roland; six sisters, Marion Elwell, Adria Hughes, Gladys Staples, Selda Maxsimic, Charlene Hand and Carla LaRoche; three brothers, Brice, Kenneth and Keith; seven grandchildren, Troy, Jodi, Travis, Jason, Jess, Stephen and Nathan; five great-grandchildren, Corey, April, Isabella, Colby and Kaleb; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Bruce, Gerald and Richard.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, Dec. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Nute officiating. Interment in the springtime will be in Pilgrim’s Home Cemetery, Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Roger’s memory may be made to Nealley’s Corner Church, Deacon’s Fund, 1260 Kennebec Road, Hampden, ME 04444.

Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through hampdengilpatrick.com