Julianne E. McGovern

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Julianne E. McGovern


Julianne Elizabeth McGovern, (“Julie”), 71, of Upper Chichester, PA, formerly of Orange. CT, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from cancer.

Julie was born on November 4,1952 in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn and New Hyde Park, NY. She was the daughter of Edwin and Violetta Newman. Julie was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Julie initially gave up her working career to raise her three children, Maureen Daniel and James. She then went back to work as both an ESL and GED teacher, helping people in the local community better themselves. Julie was passionate about education and inspired her own family and many others to further their education. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University. She enjoyed traveling, reading, family gatherings and sitting together for a fine meal.

Julie is survived by her husband, Michael McGovern, of Upper Chichester, PA and her children Maureen Zahara, Daniel McGovern and James McGovern, as well as her two grand-children, Benjamin and Emily Zahara. She is also survived by her brother, Edwin Newman of Annandale, VA.

Julie was predeceased by her brother, Thomas Newman, formerly of Bronx, NY.

A celebration of Julie’s life will take place at Flynn Memorial Home, 1652 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY, on January 28, 2024, at 11:30 a.m.

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