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Christopher Joseph Gould

November 25, 2007
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Bowdoin-Christopher Joseph Gould age 52 of Main Street died Sunday November 25th at the Moroso Motorsports Park in Jupiter, Florida as a result of injuries sustained when his jet powered Funny Car “Firepower” flipped after completing a 268 mph run.

He was born in Teaneck, NJ December 27, 1954 the son of Robert C. and Eileen C. Walker Gould. He attended Meriden CT schools. From 1972-1976 he served as an aircraft mechanic in the U S Navy, stationed in Brunswick.

Mr. Gould was employed by Sikorsky Aircraft and the Town of Westport, CT. In 1986 he moved to Brunswick and opened Brunswick Cycle and Sled, which he and his former wife, Elin M. Gould, operated for several years. Following that, he opened Slots of Fun in Fort Andross and operated an import-export business from his home in Bowdoin.

For most of his life Chris enjoyed the adventurous side of racing. He raced sport and vintage motorcycles for several years, winning the USCRA Super Vintage Road Racing Championship at Loudon, New Hampshire in 1990. After motorcycles, he went on to racing the jet funny car, entertaining race fans in Canada and the eastern United States.

Chris was extremely proud of his “best accomplishment in his life” his son David. He was also an avid music lover and bass fisherman.

Surviving are his son, David C. Gould, USN, of San Diego, CA, his partner, Irene Manson of Bowdoin and her family, three brothers, Robert Gould of Los Angeles, CA, Donald Gould of East Hampton, CT and Thomas Gould of Brunswick, a sister, Kate Becnel of Austell, GA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Church McKeen St. Brunswick with the Rev. Stephen Concannon officiating. Interment will follow in Growstown Cemetery, Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to Drag Racing Association of Women 4 Hance Drive Charleston, IL 61920. Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at