DRACUT – Barry F. Gougeon, age 83, a longtime resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully at Highpoint Hospice House in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of the late Linda A. (Merritt) Gougeon who died in 2018.
Barry was born in Ayer on July 21, 1940, and was the son of the late Fred and Myrtle (Curry) Gougeon.
He was a graduate of Tewksbury High School where he played football and basketball and then earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University. Barry was fascinated with history and particularly his family history. He spent a great deal of time studying genealogy and was very proud to have traced his family tree back to ancestors on the Mayflower. He was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Holt Association, the Ancient Honorable Artillery, and the Babson Historical Association. Barry was a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Nothing was more important to him than his family. He was extremely proud of his daughters and his grandchildren and regaled anyone he met with all of their many accomplishments. Barry was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox, but nothing made him happier than watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. The Dracut High Girl’s Basketball team recognized Barry as their #1 fan.
Barry will be deeply missed by his loving daughters; Melissa Blatus and her husband Michael and their two daughters, Mikaela and McKenzie Blatus and Colleen Talbot and her husband Steven and their two children, Ryan and Ashlee Talbot, as well as his honorary basketball granddaughters, Emma, Brodie, Corinne, Mac, Amaya and Lamees. He also leaves his nephew Bruce and niece Cindy, his in-laws and several cousins, nieces and nephews, Barry was predeceased by his stepbrother Richard Bernhardt and his wife Vivian.
Barry's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill for the excellent care they provided to Barry and to his family in his last days.
At Barry’s request, all funeral services will be held privately.