2012-02-02 / Obituaries

Patrick McGovern

Patrick McGovern, 84, of Mariposa, passed away at home on Jan. 19. Pat was born in Glangevlin, Ireland, to Michael and Mary McGovern on June 24, 1927.

Pat immigrated to the United States in 1958. He worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for J.P. Dolan Lumber Company as a salesman and contractor.

Upon his retirement, Pat moved to Mariposa and built his dream home. He enjoyed carpentry, growing roses and volunteering at the SPCA. He was blessed with many close friends including Rita Long, Dennis Cole, and Les Selby who were so supportive this past year.

Pat is survived by his sister, Margaret Dolan of Palm Desert, and Annie Dolan of Ballyconnell, Ireland, as well as numerous nieces of nephews.

Services will be private. Donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Mariposa SPCA.

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