Patrick McGovern died tragically on August 25 in Orlando, Florida at the age of 58.
Patrick is survived by
his aunt, Carol (Kerkes) Wilson, and eleven loving cousins. He was preceded in
death by his mother Evelyn (Kerkes) DiMare, his
father William “Jimmy” McGovern, his sister Donna McGovern,
his aunt Audrey (Kerkes) Velgot, his Uncle Ronald Kerkes, and his cousin,
Patrick was born on
November 20, 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts to Evelyn Kerkes and William
“Jimmy” McGovern. He graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna
Beach, Florida in 1982. Following High School Patrick joined the United States
Navy to serve his country. Since 1991, Patrick worked as a stagehand with the
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Patrick had many dear
friends through his work, all of whom would agree he was a kind soul, with a
sparkle in his eye and love in his heart. He loved New Smyrna Beach and spent
countless hours at the beach often with his beloved pup, Memphis.
service is being held for Patrick at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4:00p until 7:00p with a wake service at 6:00 pm. Those who wish to contribute to Patrick’s memory can make
donations to the American Diabetes Association or the Florida Humane Society,
two causes very dear to Patrick.