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August 5, 1940-July 22, 2012
Brian Albert Goulet, 71, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on July 22, 2012, while working on his beloved farm. He was born August 5, 1940 in Vermont to Albert Joseph Goulet and Beatrice Nugent Goulet and was raised in Island Pond, Vt.
Brian graduated from Brighton High School in Island Pond, served in the U.S. Army and, shortly after being discharged from the military, he met the love of his life, Judith Flow. Brian married Judith on July 7, 1962; they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Vermont with family.
Brian and his wife moved from Vermont to Alexandia, Virginia where he started his career in automobile sales and quickly became the general sales manager for Koons Ford. Later he joined his father-in-law in the heating and air conditioning business. Brian became the president of M.E. Flow and expanded the business from Alexandria to Leesburg and Winchester, Virginia. Son, Scott, and daughter, Michelle, joined Brian to create a very successful business. A friend once said that Brian "walked the walk" without anyone dictating to him what he "must do." He simply "did it" by living his life and running his business in such an admiral way.
Brian was a beloved member of the communities of Leesburg, Virginia and Island Pond, Vermont. Brian was active with the Leesburg Lions Club, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Interfaith Relief, and other charities in Virginia and Vermont. He was generous and always gave back to his community. Brian never forgot his Vermont heritage. He always wanted to be home around his family, friends, horses, dogs, and farm. He was especially proud of his grandkids and attended many of the games and events in which they participated. Brian was generous, cheerful, and funny with a charismatic personality.
Brian is survived by his wife, Judith D. Goulet, son Scott B. Goulet and his wife Teri Goulet, grandchildren Michael, Ben and Krista Goulet of Hamilton, Virginia, daughter Michelle Goulet-Swart and husband Frankie Swart, granddaughter Amanda Swart of Hamilton, sisters Bonnie Goulet Maurycy of Niskayuna, NY, Claire Goulet Barnes of Island Pond, brothers Craig and Albert Goulet of Island Pond, and Aunt Roberta Harvey of Manchester, NH.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at St. John's Catholic Church in Leesburg, Virginia. Internment will follow in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Virginia. Eulogy and reception to follow for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to St. Paul's Catholic School in Barton, Vermont, Catholic Charities of Leesburg, or American Legion Brighton Post 80 in Island Pond, Vermont.