Donald M. Goughan
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Caribou - Donald M. Goughan, 89, husband of Sarah J. (Carlino) Goughan, passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2019 at his Caribou residence, following a brief illness. He was born April 13, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Alfred M. and Katherine (Sheehan) Goughan.
Donald was a graduate of the Philadelphia, PA school system and went on to further his education at Penn State University, earning a bachelors degree in agriculture. He was married to Sarah Jane Carlino on November 15, 1952 and served his country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Alaska. Donald had been a resident of Fort Fairfield for a number of years where he was employed at the A&P Processing Plant as a potato buyer and broker, and also worked in the same capacity at H.A. Pollack Potato Company, Fort Fairfield. He later became a potato farmer during the 1970's and early 1980's in the Caribou area prior to moving to Meza, AZ for twenty years where he was employed as a handyman. Donald returned to Caribou and spent his winters in The Villages, Florida for the past 12 years. He attended the Family Christian Center in Presque Isle and was co-founder of the Helen P. Knight School in Caribou.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Goughan was predeceased by one daughter, Jayne Goughan on May 24, 2016; one brother, Barry Goughan.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Sarah J. Goughan of Caribou; one daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Lionel Quellette Jr. of Caribou; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Gloria Goughan of Caribou, Alfred "Chip" and Teresa Goughan of Corinth, TX; five grandchildren and spouses, Aaron Goughan of Dallas, TX, Stephen Goughan of Corinth, TX, Kelli and Jeremiah Michaud, Kristi Goughan and partner Ellen Harmon, Katie and Jason Shannon, all of Caribou; three great grandchildren, Evan, Reagan and Isiah Michaud, all of Caribou. He also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Lois Goughan of Boston, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Donald's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Donald to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield.
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Published on October 22, 2019


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Marvin and Mary Stoll
Nov 05, 2019
What a great loss to all who knew and worked with Don. We had the privilege to share time and projects with Don and Jane Goughan in Mesa Az. at Apache Wells where we had fun projects like the Library, the run off basin for the library, Dog park, and several irrigation problems. So many improvements for the area can be traced back to Don and Jane, hope all appreciate their work and dedication. Lovingly submitted. Marv & Mary
Chip & Janet Beckwith
Oct 27, 2019
Mark & Gloria,
Our deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace until you meet again. God bless.
Rosann and Herman Alexander
Oct 24, 2019
Chip..we are thinking of you as you walk through this valley. We do know that you have been a faithful son and did all you could do to make your Dad comfortable, happy and peaceful. Enjoy the memories.
Our love,

Rosann and Herman
Irving, Texas