Patricia Colleen McGovern
Patricia Colleen McGovern

November 11, 1920 - September 10, 2019
Born in Brest, France
Resided in Prescott, AZ
Sullivan Funeral Home


Patricia Colleen McGovern, 98, formerly of Roselle Park, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at Sullivan Funeral Home, 146 East 2nd Ave., Roselle, on Tuesday, September 17 from 4-8 pm. The Funeral begins on Wednesday at 10:00 am, thence to Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia for an Entombment Service at 11:00 am.

Mrs. McGovern was born in Brest, France to Francis and Ann (Keenan) Wilson. She lived in Dublin, Ireland, Brooklyn, NY, Roselle Park for 68 years, prior to moving to Prescott, AZ 2 years ago.

Mrs. McGovern graduated from Brown’s Business College with a two year degree. She began her career in Banking as one of the first walk-up Bank Teller’s in Harlem & Brooklyn, NY. She then was a Bank Teller at National State Bank in Roselle Park for 10 years. She was a former member of the Rosary Society of Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She was also President of the Benedictine Academy Mothers' Club.

Mrs. McGovern enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, walking and playing cards. She was a lover of chocolate and hats. She especially enjoyed baking cookies at Christmas and Irish Soda Bread on St. Patrick’s Day. She was a lover of dogs, cats and birds over the years. She was very social, giving hugs without warning!

Mrs. McGovern had many favorite sayings:: “If I felt any better, they’d put me in jail”, “It’s all in the mind, mo daor” (gaelic for my dear), “If that’s the worst that ever happens to you, you’ll be well away” and “Let wanting be your master”.

Mrs. McGovern was the beloved wife of the late Francis Joseph McGovern; the devoted mother of Patricia Kozzi and her husband Leonard, Margaret Bokelman and her husband Robert, Michael McGovern and his wife Pamela, Maureen McGovern and her late husband Joaquin Bustoz and Timothy McGovern and his wife Diane; the cherished grandmother of Alexander Kozzi, Colleen Sanchez and her husband Leonard, Sara McGovern and her husband Paul Beyder, Andrew McGovern and his wife Stephanie Mansfield, Rachel McGovern and her husband Robert Niemczyk, John McGovern and Brian McGovern; great grandmother of Thomas Sanchez; and dear sister-in-law of Mary Gardner and her late husband Rollin, Dianne McGovern and her late husband James, the late William and Jane McGovern, the late John and Victoria McGovern and the late Thomas McGovern. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter, 157 East Fourth Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07203.




Sullivan Funeral Home
146 East Second Avenue
Roselle, NJ US 07203
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Begins
Sullivan Funeral Home
146 East Second Avenue
Roselle, NJ US 07203
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10:00 AM
Entombment Service
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 AM


Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter
157 East Fourth Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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