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Mary Teresa McGovern, 78, Of Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mary Teresa McGovern (nee Cunney) of Mount Vernon died Aug 6. She was 78.

McGovern was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Aclare, County Sligo Ireland, daughter of James and Margaret (Calvey) Cunney. She was a longtime resident of The Bronx and most recently Mt. Vernon, where she was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Church for 37 years. She dedicated 15 years of caring service to retired religious Sisters at the Marian Residence of the Ursuline Sisters, New Rochelle. She was married to Thomas McGovern.

McGovern is survived by her children, Mary (Edward) Curry of Crestwood, Tim (Mary) McGovern of Scotch Plains, N.J., Bobby (Danielle) McGovern of Brewster, Margaret (Shawn) Gannon of Anchorage, Alaska, Colleen (John) Lawless of Orleans, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Patrick of Wigan, England and James of Mineola; and sisters, Bridget Clark of Collooney, Co.Sligo Ireland, Rose Byrne of Lafayette, Calif., Peggy Kilcoyne of Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo Ireland. She was predeceased by her parents; and sister, Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Cheshire, Conn.

Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home , Bronxville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.. 10 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Fleetwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 – Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Donations can also be made online at: www.stjude.org/tributes Reference: Tribute No. 33956568

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