John Gouveia, 79, of San Diego, passed away, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. He was born December 5, 1933, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to John and Rosa (Ferreira) Gouveia.
John and his family moved to California when he was 15 years old and settled in Point Loma. On February 1, 1958, John married Nagailia Patricia Kirsch in San Diego. He lived his life as a commercial tuna fisherman and was a very successful captain. John was a great sports enthusiast and animal lover. He loved spending time with his family and friends and he loved sharing his life stories.
John is survived by his four daughters, Norene and her husband, Pat, Carmel and her husband, Charlie, Bridget, and Erin and her husband, Sebastian; two sons, John and Steve; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rosary and Mass will be on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1140 Evergreen St., San Diego. Entombment will be after Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (tribute gift) in honor of John Gouveia.
Arrangements by San Diego Funeral Service.