Patricia Ellen McGovern

February 28, 1934 - April 2, 2024

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  • | 5:01 p.m. July 5, 2024
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Patricia Ellen McGovern, age 90, of Palm Coast Florida passed away on April 2, 2024 as a result of complications from a fall suffered at her residence.

Pat was born on February 28, 1934 in Brooklyn New York to Phillip and Sarah McGovern. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College for Women in Brooklyn New York receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in 1955. While at Saint Joseph’s she served in the Navy Reserve.

After graduation she began a long career teaching primary grades in the Valley Stream, NY school system. She did not have any children of her own but considered herself to be incredibly lucky to call hundreds of children through the years her “kids” and many of them stayed in contact with her years after their graduation.

Upon her retirement from teaching, she moved from New York to Palm Coast where she lived for over thirty years until her death. She was very active in Palm Coast Little Theater and appeared in numerous stage productions well into her seventies. She was also very involved in the Flagler County Democratic Party and loved hosting fundraisers for longtime friend Jim Darby as well as other local candidates.

Pat was predeceased by her sisters Marilyn Moynihan and Millicent McGrath. She is survived by her former husband, Edward Walsh of New Jersey, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Pat lived in the Las Palmas community for the last five years and her family would like to thank the staff there for the support they provided. A special thank you also to her caregiver of the past few years, Amy Burt, for the love and care she gave to Pat.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton on June 22, 2024 at 1pm with inurnment following at the Columbarium at the church.

The family of Ms. McGovern have entrusted arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home & Cremations, 39 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast, FL.


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