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James "Jimmy" A. Governale Sr.

December 20, 1945 May 11, 2019
James "Jimmy" A. Governale Sr.
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Obituary for James "Jimmy" A. Governale Sr.

James “Jimmy” A. Governale Sr, age 73 of Effort passed away Saturday, May 11th at his home.
Jimmy was the loving husband of Barbara (Rock) Governale. They celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on May 10th.
He was born in New York, NY on December 20, 1945, son of the late Gasper Governale and Ann Blasso.
Jimmy had worked for the NYC Sanitation Department as a Driver and Laborer for many years, until retiring. After retiring he drove school bus in Brooklyn, NY for about 15 years.
He served our country in the US Army. He was a member of the Columbia Association, The Emerald Society, Community Majors Association all in NYC. He had also coached hockey for Parkville Sports Organization and Girls Softball teams at St. Athanasius and Our Lady of Grace in New York.
He attended Our Lady Queen of Peace in Gilbert.
We have been blessed with the presence of Jimmy in our lives. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife: Barbara; his children: Janice Masullo and her husband Michael of Effort; Tracey Governale and her companion Arlene of Bronx, NY and James Governale Jr. of Brooklyn, NY. He was the loving and gentle grandfather to his six grandchildren: Amanda, Michael, Kimberly and Jamie Masullo and Justin and Danielle Moss.
He is also survived by two nieces: Samantha and Bridget Rock.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am, Wednesday, May 15th at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert.
Family and friends are welcome to offer condolences on Tuesday, May 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Wednesday, May 15th from 10 am until 10:30 am at Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, PA .
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Loving Memory of James A. Governale Sr. to: Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, 1200 South Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103.
Gower Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, PA in charge of arrangements. www.gowerfuneralhome.com


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