Edward Patrick McGOVERN

Edward Patrick McGovern left this life November 6, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. A native San Franciscan born December 26, 1927, Ed was the only child to Edward and Lillian (Duggan) McGovern (of Counties Down & Armagh) - but with 56 of cousins, was never alone. Ed is survived by his loving bride of 56 years, Margaret "Maggie" (Whooley), who he met at a dance at San Francisco's KRB Hall on Mission Street. Together they raised a family who love and miss him dearly: Moira McGovern; Deirdre and Doug Muller; Eileen and Andrew Patania; Kevin and Lori McGovern; Brian and Theresa McGovern; Maureen Kelly; Margaret and Frank van Beuningen; and Ed and Tina McGovern. He was beloved Poppi to Katie, Claire, Meagan and Jack; Molly, Danny and Grace; Brian, Christopher, Thomas, Stephen, and Elizabeth; Rosie; and Devin and Ryan. In 1963 Ed and Maggie founded Knight's Restaurant and Catering in San Francisco, for over forty years in business served Presidents, a Pope, the famous (and infamous) from all over the world. Ed was a thirty-five year friend of Bill W. and quiet inspiration to many. He loved spending time with his family, walking his dog Carlow, editing his 60 years of home movies, and dancing to a good Irish song. He will be remembered for his warmth, his sense of humor, and for always being the epitome of a gentleman. Friends may visit Sunday, November 11 after 6:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Geary Blvd at Gough St., San Francisco where a vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m.. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solano Church, 469 3rd St., W., Sonoma, CA with a reception to follow in Fr. Robert's Hall. Private interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ed's memory to The Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation, 20 Park Road, Suite E., Burlingame, CA 94010 ( <A HREF=http://www.coatsdiseasefoundation.org/> coatsdiseasefoundation.org </A> ) Duggan's Serra Mortuary, Daly City 650/756-4500 Online condolences at duggansserra.com

Funeral Home

Duggan's Serra Mortuary
500 Westlake Avenue Daly City, CA 94014

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2012