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“Our heart felt sympathy to you and yours ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ed & Barbara Carchidi - MA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Brian and Kathy Powers - Brockton, MA

“Dear Goveia family,I am saddened to hear of George's passing. He was a character amongst characters, and I have fond memories of him from the airport...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Ellison - Carlisle, MA

“My condolences to the entire Goveia family. Sorry to here of Georges passing. Rest in Peace George ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Walter Francis Baird - Danville, NH

“I am sorry to hear of George's passing. We enjoyed walking back and forth to North Easton Grammar School as young students. So many memories growing...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: T.P.W. SABIN - Naples, FL

“To the Goveia FamlyI had the honor and privilege to know the Goveia family when I lived there as a nanny back in the 1980's for a family who lived...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Ronna Dunigan (Pollock) - WI

“Cousin George. We never did get to do that tendem jump see you on the other side Dominic ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Dominic DominicMarcellino

“Mr. Goveia,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USAF during the Vietnam...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

“Gerry: My deepest sympathy to you and your family.Sincerely, Diane Haglund ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Haglund - Naples, FL

“The Goveia family were our next door neighbors for the first ten years of my life. I had the privilege of knowing George's grandmother, grandfather,...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Butch Wood - North Easton, MA

“Fly high with the angels George you are always in my heart. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Fortwengler - Townsend, MA

“Fly free GeorgeE G. My Friend, Mentor,and Wizard. Oh how the skies glitter tonight. Peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Posie Ellison - MA - Friend

“So sorry to here of george's passing. Lived close enough to be country neighbors growing up. Always had interesting talks My condolences to the family ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Mcneill - Middleboro, MA


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EASTON——George E. Goveia, 69, of Easton, formerly of Orange, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Quincy, a son of Dorothy F. (Brewster) Goveia of Easton and the late Joseph F. Goveia, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School.

After high school, George joined the Air Force and served four years. He spent two and a half of those four years serving in the Vietnam War. Sargent George Goveia worked in the Avionic Maintenance Squad and as an Aircraft Radio Repairman.

After his time in Vietnam, he moved to Orange, MA where he resided for over 25 years. George was employed with the Orange Municipal Airport as a Jumpmaster skydiving instructor. He made over 1100 jumps. Then he went to work as a machinist in the tool & dye industry for L.S. Starrett Company for 20 years. He moved back to Easton 17 years ago and was employed by the Town of Easton DPW prior to his retirement.

George had many hobbies including astronomy, HAM radio operator, physics, and an amateur artist. He was also an avid reader, loved hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.

In addition to his mother Dorothy, he is survived by his son, Carson Goveia of Swampscott; his brothers and sisters, Gerald L. Goveia of Sagamore Beach, James A. Goveia of Denver, CO., Judith A. Schmitt of Hull, Janice D. Toomey of Easton and Jason D. Goveia of Easton; his stepson, Jon Litchfield of Jamestown, NC; 10 nieces and nephews and 4 grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral services are private at George's request. Donations in his memory may be sent to Disabled & Limbless Veterans, 122 Hill Street, Norwood, MA. 02062. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com