Dean Anthony Gouveia
Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home - Merrimac
36 W Main St
Merrimac, MA
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 ( or Animal Rescue League of Boston (
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Published by Baltimore Sun on May 13, 2021.
Graveside service
Locust Grove Cemetery
, Merrimac, MA
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We are saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. I remember his warm smile. Take comfort in the happy memories.
Susan & Rob Spellman
Bates Class of ‘86
Rob and Susan Pollard Spellman
May 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
linda strob
May 14, 2021
My sympathy and prayers go out to the Gouveia family. Dean, you will be missed by so many family and friends. Thank you for giving me 2 special grandsons!
Dottie Clawson
May 13, 2021
My deepest condolences to the entire family. We spent a lot of time talking about family over the 20 years we worked together. I know that taking the boys to Red Sox games and cooking Sunday dinners at the family homestead were highlights for him. He was a multi-talented man and a good friend and I’ll miss knowing he was there for anyone, including me, at any time.
Erin Healy
May 12, 2021
My prayers go out to Melanie, Ethan, Michael, and all of Dean's family. You are in my thoughts every day.
Miriam Wold, Class of 1986
Miriam Wold
May 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss. I was friendly with Dean throughout our school years, I always think about him when I go by his family home in Merrimac. He was so smart. May he Rest In Peace.
Alicia Couturier
May 12, 2021
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