Kevin W. McGovern

Kevin Wayne McGovern 55, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday July 18th at his home in Richmond RI, of natural causes.

Although he was born in South Kingstown, Kevin was a life-long Exeter resident. Kevin attended Metcalf Middle School and North Kingstown High School. Kevin followed in his father’s footsteps and became a licensed electrician and worked for Hutchins Electric. Later, he worked for the North Kingstown School Dept. A jack of all trades, Kevin learned to operate construction machinery and made a career of it. He had the uncanny ability to hop in a vehicle and master the controls within minutes even if the first time he operated it. Kevin later became a tow truck operator and mechanic at Wyoming Towing where he could be found working seven days a week. Although no longer an electrician by trade, Kevin was always willing to lend a hand to friends with their electrical needs.

Kevin was a dedicated father and grandfather. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved life and was always the excitement at a party. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time outside; canoeing, fishing, and camping. On his vacations, Kevin enjoyed riding ATV’s and snowmobiles in Van Buren, Maine. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Kevin is survived by his parents James R. and Sandra E. (Moorehead) McGovern. Besides his parents, Kevin leaves behind two loving children whom he was deeply proud of: daughter Kurstin Marie, and son Kevin Phillip and his wife Sarah along with grandsons Patrick and Finnigan. Kevin also leaves three sisters Robin McGovern Gardner Cameron and her husband Glen, Terri Brooks and her husband Steve, and Kim McGovern Becker and her husband John. Kevin also leaves stepdaughter Kelley Hayward and her husband Jamey; step granddaughters LeeAnn and Marissa; nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Amanda, Erica, EJ, Cassandra, and Ryan; and 4 great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held on Thursday July 25th at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. There will be a collation immediately following at Dan’s Carriage Inn & Saloon 1065 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown. The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 24th from 6:00-8:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel.

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Shannon Gardner-Perkins - 07/22/2019

I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. You guys are all in my thoughts.

Julie Ellis-Stuckey - 07/22/2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of saying goodbye to your son, brother, father and friend. Kevin always had a smile on his face and could bring a smile to anyone's face.

Kay - 07/22/2019

He was a great man, just two weeks ago he told me he would meet me half way and he was so excited for me to go to college. He wanted to see me succeed. Marissa and I became best friends due to him entering my family's life. Even though him and my mother Melinda only were engaged and never got the chance to marry, I still consider him as my step father and I have nothing but respect for the work he has put into many things.

May he rest in peace and everyone remaining here on make him proud.

Pat Moorehead - 07/22/2019

We are so sorry for your loss...our condolences to all of you

Marie Butera - 07/22/2019

Kim and family - So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Jessica Lawrence - 07/22/2019

My condolences to your family. My thoughts are with all of you.

bruce & dolly briggs - 07/23/2019

so sorry too hear the news of Kevin,gone way to young,,may he rest in peace.

Sheila Metts - 07/23/2019

So sorry for you loss.

Rick Wyman - 07/23/2019

My condolences to all.
Kevin was a good man. May he rest in peace.

Pat & Susan Parsons - 07/24/2019

We hold you in our hearts!

George & Julietta Sfinarolakis - 07/24/2019

Terri & Family, we are so very sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. May he Rest In Peace and May his memory be eternal. You have our deepest condolences.
Julietta & George

Sabrina Vaughn - 07/24/2019

~May the eternal and unwavering light of your soul ascend to the highest levels of peace ~ Rest In Peace Kevin

Joanne edgar - 07/25/2019

Great friend do anything for anyone including myself rip gone way to young you will be missed

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