Pauline McGovern

Pauline F. McGovern (Bailey)

Saturday, May 31st, 1924 - Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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COHOES Pauline Bailey McGovern, 95, passed away peacefully Thursday January 2, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and caregivers. Pauline was born in Lincoln, Maine and moved to Boston, Massachusetts as a young woman.

She worked as a waitress owning and operating the Newton Centre Deli. In the late 60’s Pauline moved to Florida where she worked for Derby Lane in St. Petersburgh. She retired to nanny for her good friend Leah’s two children Adam and Sarah. She loved crossword puzzles, her audio books and doing Arts & Crafts at the Lighthouse School for the Visually Impaired. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Lightning fan. The part of life that brought Pauline the most joy was being present in the lives of her family. She loved playing with each new baby.

Pauline was predeceased by her loving husband J. Kenneth McGovern and her granddaughter Lorraine.

She is survived by her three daughters Donna Lawrence of Jeffersonville, VT, Mary Zink (Robert) of Troy and Linda Thatcher of St. Petersburgh, FL. She is also survived by her grandchildren Christine, Lisa, Monica, Gretchen, Rachel, Robert and Rebecca Pauline. 19 Great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be Monday at 6 pm at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday prior to the service from 3–6 pm.

Our family would like to thank all of mom’s caregivers at the Eddy House 16. They will remain part of our family now forever. Also Joan Gardner who shared many happy hours visiting mom.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern NY, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205 or the Eddy Village Green Recreation Department 200 Village Green Drive, Cohoes, NY 12047.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 6:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Paul Barna


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Mary Opela

Posted at 03:22pm
I was sorry to read of your mom's passing. But I was glad to read that you were able to get her into The Eddy, so that like my mother, we were both able to rest a little easier knowing that our moms were well taken care of in their final stages of life. My condolences. Mary Opela

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