2014-01-17 / Obits

Francis E. McGovern Sr.

Wire Lather

Francis E. McGovern Sr., wire lather with Construction Local 42, died on January 12th.

McGovern served during the Korean War with the 2nd Division, 23rd Infantry (Indian Head Warriors). He is a recipient of the Korean Service Medal with the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge.

McGovern is preceded in death by his daughter- in- law, Rose; son- in- law, Robert Murphy; brother, John and sisters, Maureen Heyburn and Agnes Donohue.

He is survived by his wife Grace (nee Dewey); sons, James, Francis, Daniel (Michele), Matthew, John, Michael; daughters, Beatrice Kelly (Thomas), Christine McGovern, Bernadette Murphy and sister, Dorothy McAleavey. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on January 17th at St. Camillus in Rockaway Park.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach.

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