Br. Robert Cfc McGovern
McGovern , Br. Robert CFC Rev. Brother Robert Baptist McGovern C.F.C. passed away on October 12, 2016. Brother McGovern was born on May 17, 1944 in Pottsville, PA, the son of Francis and Anna McGovern. He received a BA in History from Iona College and his MA in Theology from Manhattan College. Brother McGovern entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on July 5, 1962 and pronounced his final vows on June 27, 1969. His ministry took him to many positions including All Hallows High School, Blessed Sacrament High School, St. John's Indian Mission, Essex Catholic High School, St Mary's Parish, Louisiana, Rice High School, Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Bronx and Holy Child School, Mississippi. Brother McGovern also served as Superior at All Hallows and St. Joseph's Residence, New Rochelle where he was the Director of Pastoral Care. His most recent assignments brought him to Chicago where he died. A wake will be held at St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804 on Tuesday October 18 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph's Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.
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