Joseph Francois "Herve" Goguen, 87, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Gardner, died Friday, July 1, 2016 in Suncoast Brookside Hospice of Palm Harbor, Florida, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
Born on Gardner in January 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Francoise M. (Leger) Goguen.
He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1948.
Joseph was a United States Korean War Navy Veteran and received the Good Conduct Medal and the European Navy Occupation Service Medal.
Joseph was a welder employed by General Electric Company of Fitchburg for 28 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner and its St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Ovila Case, Post 905 of Gardner.
He enjoyed walking, going to yard sales and shopping at Sam's Club. He was an avid sports fan, especially of football and he also enjoyed politics. Joseph loved to travel and had visited over 60 countries.
Joseph leaves his wife of 58 years, Geraldine D. (Biron) Goguen of Tarpon Springs, FL; two daughters, Venise G. Ward and her husband Brian of Tarpon Springs, FL and Larissa M. Holt and her husband Eddie of Eugene, OR; one brother, Donald J. Goguen and his wife Beverly of East Longmeadow; three grandchildren, Kimberly Tyler, Salali Holt and Natane Holt; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 9th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Friday, July 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.
Friday, July 8th, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner