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Brother Harry F. McGovern, O.S.F.S.

Brother Harry F. McGovern, O.S.F.S., 73, died May 3, 2017. He professed his vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales in 1964 after graduating from Northeast Catholic High School, and served his community and the church with joyful dedication.

"We Oblates are saddened at the death of our brother, Harry," Fr. James Greenfield, O.S.F.S., provincial, said. "Harry was famously kind and possessed a generous spirit. He was a joy to be around. We will really miss him."

Bro. Harry served in a number of assignments, including as a cook at the Oblates' retreat house and seminary, Sunday school teacher, religious education director, liturgy director at various parishes, and archivist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary, and is survived by siblings, Mary, Frank, and Joe; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at Our Lady of Light Chapel, 1120 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD. Visitation will be held 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Oblate Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oblate Development Fund, P.O. Box 87, Childs, MD 21916-0087.
Published in The News Journal on May 10, 2017
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