Bridget M. "Bridie"'s Story
Bridget M. “Bridie” (Kelly) McGovern, age 90, of Salem, passed away on Wednesday June 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Thomas Michael McGovern.
Born and raised in County Roscommon, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Joseph and Mary Kate (Farrell) Kelly. She came to the United States in 1949, and had lived in Rhode Island for many years, before moving to Salem in 2011.
Bridie had worked for the United States Postal Service in Providence for over 20 years until her retirement in 1993. A devout Catholic, she was always involved in her church community. She was a volunteer for hospice as well as at South County Hospital. She was an expert seamstress and an avid knitter.
She is survived by her six children, Patricia McWilliams and her husband, Joseph of San Antonio, Michael McGovern and his wife, Virginia of San Diego, Calif., Maureen McGovern and her husband, Daniel Murphy of Lynn, Kevin McGovern and his wife, Joann Buckley of Walpole, Eileen Lotz and her husband, Craig of Atlanta, and Stephen McGovern of Salem, Mass., as well as 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, both in the U.S. and Ireland. She was the sister of the late Imelda Pluck and Thomas, Patrick, Bernard, and Eugene Kelly.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott. Burial will be on Monday at 12 p.m. in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  June 9, 2017