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Florence R. McGovern nee Rivers (1919-2007) Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Reinhart Char (ID *****2588) Date: September 08, 2007 at 06:26:20
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McGOVERN, FLORENCE R. (nee Rivers). Wife of the late James F. McGovern. Loving mother of Anthony, Mary Ellen, James, Mark (Eileen), Thomas (Cindy) and Sarah McGovern. Grandmother of Laura and Elizabeth McNichol. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Sunday Eve 7 to 9 P.M. at FOX FUNERAL HOME, 7026 Castor Ave. Phila. and Monday 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. followed by Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Castor and Shelmire Aves. Int. Resurrection Cem. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn., 325 Chestnut St., Suite 1120, Phila., PA 19106 would be appreciated by the family.
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 3/8/2007.



Florence McGovern nee Rivers passed away on Friday, March 2nd, 2007. She was born on January 28, 1919 in New York.

She was the wife of the late James F. McGovern (1913-1988). They were married on 15 Sep 1946, St. Johns Church, Philadelphia, PA. For many years they lived in the 7900 block of Loretto Avenue.

Their children are Anthony McGovern, Mary Ellen McGovern,
James McGovern, Mark McGovern, Sarah "Sally" McGovern and Thomas McGovern.

Arrangement are being made for Sunday, March 11th and Monday, March 12th.

More information will be available in the death notice that is to be printed in the local paper on Friday, March 9th.


James F. McGovern Sr. (1913-1988) was one of the "Red Oiney" McGoverns. His father was Owen McGovern (1884-1941). His grandfather was Peter McGovern (1855-1931) of the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. His great grandfather was Owen McGovern (b. abt. 1825) of Derryvella, Templeport Parish, Co. Cavan, Ireland.




Descendant Chart

1 Florence R. Rivers, b. 1/28/1919, NY, d. March 2nd, 2007, Philadelphia, PA
James F. McGovern (1913-1988)
m. 15 Sep 1946, Philadelphia, PA.

2 Anthony McGovern

2 Mary Ellen McGovern

3 Laura McNichol

3 Elizabeth McNichol

2 James McGovern

2 Mark McGovern
Eileen McGovern

2 Sarah "Sally" McGovern

2 Thomas McGovern
Cindy McGovern

3 Thomas McGovern Jr.

3 Caitlin McGovern

3 Kiera McGovern

3 Caroline McGovern


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