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“Kathy, Toren and the McGovern Family, I was saddened to read of your Dad's passing. I have so many fond memories of him while growing up and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose,, MA

“Bobby and family, We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he rest in...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: James Robitaille & Famiy - Dracut, MA

“Dear Lorraine: June and I are so sorry for your loss. George has always been a good friend going back to our Drum Corps days. He was always pleasant...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: John Melaragni - Winchester, MA

“Sharing a memory from the real old past--- I remember when we went to your prom way back when I was in the 9th grade. Christopher Columbus High and...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Lou Pacific Keane - Medford, MA

“To Lorraine and the McGovern Family, My thoghts and prayers are with you. Thank you for letting me share your family reunion in New Hampshire a few...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy (Connors) Park - Dunwoody, GA

“Bobby (& family), I am so sorry for your loss. Dad was a great man. I'll never forget the times trying to get around his office. My thoughts &...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Don Robitaille (ROBE) - MA

“loved serving him his favorite sad :( ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: caprice

“Dear Bob, Joan Rachael, Kevin and entire McGovern family, We were saddened to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tracey Fioriti - North Easton, MA

“Dear Kathy & Family,Sending our deepest sympathy and love to all of you. May Dad rest peacefully now that he is in Gods hands. Our prayers are with...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Brent & Deidra Artz - Milford, CT

“We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Wayne and I always loved seeing him at the McGovern family gatherings. Your dad always made Wayne, myself,...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Maurren and Wayne Parsons - MA

“The McGovern FamilyHe was a good man and will be missed. Dave and I will miss seeing him in the office everyday. Our Deepest Sympathy in your time...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Terry Smith - Wilmington, MA

“Debbie and Family, I read about your Dad's passing this morning. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Jan Johnston ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jan Johnston

“Dear Mrs McGovern and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Chick Eustis - Malden, MA

“Dear John and Dawn, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. Please know...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Donna - windham, NH - Friend

“Dear George, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Wayne S Rachlen - Houston, TX

“Dear George,I am sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughs and prayers are with you ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Wayne Rachlen - Houston, TX

“George and Sharon - Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father/father-in-law. It was a pleasure to meet him at your 4th of...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Kim DeSantis - Saugus, MA

“Dear George Jr and family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Paul and Elin Babin ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Elin Babin - Nahant - friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W., John H.Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA

George J. McGovern passed away at the Life Care Center in Stoneham, on Monday morning November 5, 2012. He was 78 years of age. George was born in Somerville on July 13, 1934 to the late John & Mary (Connors) McGovern. He was raised in Somerville, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End of Boston and received his associates degree from Northeastern University. George served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Mr. McGovern owned and operated George J. McGovern Tax Service in Melrose on Essex Street for over 40 years and has been a resident of Melrose for the past 45 years. He was a longtime member of the Norman Prince Drum and Bugle Corps in Melrose, was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, going to plays, loved politics and was a big Boston Sports Fan. George and his wife Lorraine loved taking trips to Aruba, Hawaii, Bermuda, England, Paris and Europe. He also liked traveling to Myrtle Beach with his sons to play golf. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine M. (Gildea) McGovern. Loving father of George J. McGovern Jr. & his wife Sharon of Saugus, Debra Kott & her husband Carlton of Rutland, Robert McGovern & his wife Joan of Malden, John McGovern & his wife Dawn of Methuen, Toren McGovern of Melrose and Kathy Artz & her fiancé Adam Whitfield of Melrose. Beloved brother of Anne Lenox of Hollis, NH, Rev. Robert McGovern of Washington DC, Ellen & Harold Dale of Melrose and the late John McGovern & Rosemary Mahoney. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, Nov. 9th, at 9AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-8:00PM. Burial will be private.