Henry A. Govoni, 95, of Shrewsbury


Henry GovoniShrewsbury – Henry A. “Hank” Govoni, 95, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in his home. His wife, love of his life and best friend of 64 years, Shirley M. (McCarthy) Govoni, died in 2010.

He leaves his two loving sons, Robert P. Govoni and his wife Dianne of Northborough and John F. Govoni and his wife Leanne of Northborough; seven grandchildren, Kristen, Robert, Jacquelin, Daniel, Alexandra, Matthew and Elizabeth; seven great grandchildren, Bobby, Pierre, Kamryn, Andrew, Casey, Kaylin and Abagail; a brother, Paul Govoni of Auburn; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald Govoni, and a sister, Laura Litsas.

Hank was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Paul and Bradamonte (Consolini) Govoni. He graduated from Commerce High School where he played on the varsity baseball and basketball teams. He continued his education at Worcester Academy where again he played on the varsity baseball and basketball teams and also held the position of Coach his last year there.

Hank then heard the call of duty for his country and enlisted into the United States Navy where he served during WWII as a carrier pilot, being honorably discharged in 1946.

After the war, he returned home to work full-time with the family company, Govoni Construction. He held many positions at the company that he loved and retired in 1992.

Hank and his wife, Shirley, summered at their home in Falmouth and wintered in Naples, Fla. for many years until Shirley’s passing. He was a faithful member of Saint Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Govoni family Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 4-7 p.m., in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. His funeral will be from the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 21, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at (www.stjude.org).

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