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“Hugs and prayers to the Mcgovern family. Have found memories growing up across the road and spending many days at your place playing in and around...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie Gilliland - Stephentown, NY

“Rip uncle Harry ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lourie Lockenwitz - Windsor, MA

“To linda and family sorry to hear about the loss of my uncle harry was so love and will be missed by so many have alot of fond memories when i stayed...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Avanzato (shaw) - MA

“May you rest in peace Uncle Harry always had fun visiting and hanging with Linda in Stephentown. So many great memories. May God give your family...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Christine Shaw Chadwick - NY

“Linda and family, Were so sorry to here of grandpa's passing. He truly was a great man. We all loved grandpa. May he rest in peace. Linda and Peter y...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jr., Chantell Sybil - Patterson, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Harry rest in God's eternal peace and...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Harry John McGovern died at the age of 82 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, surrounded by his family. Harry was born in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, one of 12 children born to the late Terrence McGovern and the late Emma Sheldon McGovern. He was a former longtime resident of Stephentown, New York, where he raised his family and later moved to Pierson, Florida, until settling in Patterson in 2006.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his three children, Terry "Odie" McGovern and his wife Charlene, Harry John "Skip" McGovern Jr., and Linda M. LaCoste and her husband Peter; five siblings, Terrence "Terry" McGovern, William "Billy" McGovern, Mildred "Millie" Willis, Mary Goddeau, and Margaret Wirtes; 11 grandchildren, Mark Watrous Jr., Kevin Watrous, Daniel Sporrer, Joseph Teal, Crystal McGovern, Angie Miles, Mary Ann Keating, Joshua LaCoste, Kelley Perkins, Cory McGovern, and Colt McGovern; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Sandy Watrous, Deborah "Debbie" Hall, and Patricia "Patty" McGovern; one grandson, George LaCoste; six siblings, Charlie McGovern, Robert "Bobby" McGovern, Peter McGovern, James "Jimmy" McGovern, Martha Shaw, and Marilyn Petit.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert's Mortuary in Patterson on Friday, April 27, 2018, beginning at 4:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Den Hussey officiating.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.