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Manuel P. Mannie" Goveia
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  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Inpatient Medical Surgical Unit
    attn:Kate Green
    585 Lebanon St.
    Melrose, ME 02176

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“Sorry to here of the passing of Mr. Goveia. He will be in my prayers.Dave Carbone ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: David Carbone - Medford, MA

“It was so wonderful to visit you "around the corner" at Swifts Beach year after year. Love you both. I remember you called me "Susie" when no one...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Susan Rufo - Wilmington, MA

“I will always remember our vacations the last 2 weeks in August, Dad was a great father loved his wife and family like no one i have seen, I remember...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: JEFFREY MCCARTHY - Salem, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Manuel P. "Mannie" Goveia passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 7, 2018 at the age of 94. Mannie was born in Lowell on May 27, 1923 to the late Francesco & Mary (Ferreira) Goveia. He was raised in Lowell & East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School. Mannie served his country with pride in the US Army during WWII. He was a resident of Melrose since 1973. Mr. Goveia worked as a presser in the garment industry in Boston for many years, was a member of the International Garment Workers Union and held a seat on the joint board in the union. He summered in Wareham for many years where he enjoyed many good times with his family, grandchildren and friends. Mannie and his wife Martha also spent many winters in Barefoot Bay, Florida, was a member of the German Club, the Italian Club and the Organ Club at Barefoot Bay and they were wonderful dancers winning many contests over the years. They also were a member of the Luck Group from the West End and remained close with that group of friends from their teenage years all the way to the present day. Mannie was a member of the VFW in East Boston, enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Mercury Bowling League for many years. Mr. Goveia was a talented musician starting with the violin at a young age and then was a self taught piano player, organ player and harmonica player. Mannie was the beloved husband of 70 years to Martha J. (Lisitano) Goveia. Loving father of the late Stephanie Goveia, Philip Goveia & his wife Marilyn of Melrose, Karen Dame & her husband Stephen of Tewksbury and Jayniene McCarthy of Lynn. Cherished grandfather of Mark, Lauren, Mannie, Christine, Brittany, the late Stephen, Kayla ... READ MORE →