Dean Anthony Gouveia, age 57, of Pasadena, Maryland, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, on January 14, 1964, he was the son of the late Seraphin A. "Tony" Gouveia and the late Theresa M. (Mello) Gouveia of Merrimac, MA.
Dean earned his BS degree from Bates College and his JD degree from New England School of Law. He had a lifetime career as an environmental chemist and project leader, primarily with ICF Consulting of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and worked most recently at ICF's customer site in Maryland.
Dean was an artist, a musician, a writer, a lover of great books, and an avid Boston sports fan. He was a son, a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend. Dean will be missed by all who knew him.
Dean leaves behind his wife, Melanie Gouveia of Marlborough, MA; his two sons, Ethan Gouveia of Marlborough and Michael Gouveia of Pasadena; and his brother Donald Gouveia and wife Gail of Merrimac, brother Russell Gouveia and wife Elaine Holden of Peterborough, NH, and sister Allison Gouveia of Merrimac. Dean leaves his close friend, Suzanne Cyr of Saugus, MA; and his faithful cat, Trouble. Dean leaves his beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as extended family, business colleagues, and dear friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Nativity in Merrimac.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend the Mass should contact Dean's family. A graveside service will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery on Saturday, May 15th, at 11 A.M. There will be no visiting hours.
Flowers may be sent to Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac. Donations in Dean's memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute (jimmyfund.org/gift
) or Animal Rescue League of Boston (arlboston.org/donate/#MemorialGifts
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Published by Baltimore Sun on May 13, 2021.