McGovern, John

John D. McGovern, 82, of Bristol, beloved husband of Margaret A. (Reinsant) McGovern, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 9th. Born in Waterbury, September 25th, 1927, son of the late George E. and Laura J. (Hartnett) McGovern, he lived most of his life in the Prospect Waterbury area. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College, Class of 1951. Prior to retiring in 1990, John was a Sales Manager at Century Brass Company for 36 years. He was a communicant at the Church of St. Gregory in Bristol. Besides his wife, John is survived by his five children, John D. McGovern Jr., and his fiancée Gina of Shelton, David M. McGovern of Oro Valley, AZ, George E. McGovern and his wife Jo-Ann of Unionville, Kathleen E. Coyne and her husband Jerry of Bristol and Laura J. Phillips of Atascadero, CA, twelve grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, George E. McGovern. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the medical and nursing staff at the UCONN Health Center for the extraordinary and compassionate care given to dad. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (May 13) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (May 14) at 9:45am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Gregory, Maltby St., Bristol at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, c/o University of Connecticut Foundation, UCONN Health Center Development Office, 10 Talcott Notch Road, Suite 100, Farmington, CT 06032.

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