Douglas Govoni

Obituary of Douglas George Govoni

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Douglas Govoni, 74, passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2023 surrounded by loved ones.  Douglas was born in 1949 to his parents, the late George and Florence (Baker) Govoni.  He is survived by his two loving children; his son Douglas Govoni II and his wife Stefanie Govoni of Kingston as well as his daughter Devon Govoni and her fiancé Christopher Collins of Plymouth and of course his granddaughter Vanessa whom he adored.  He is also survived by his sister Carol (Govoni) Thomas of Plymouth (preceded in death by the late William Thomas), brother Dennis Govoni and his wife Jeanne Govoni of Dighton, his former wife and longtime friend Janet Hussey of Plymouth and his many nieces and nephews. 

Born and raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a young Douglas worked in the Govoni family’s construction business during the day and played guitar and sang in various rock bands at night.  His travels as a young man saw him spend extended amounts of time in Europe and Hawaii before returning home to Massachusetts and starting a family.  Douglas worked in construction equipment sales, law enforcement and ran his own masonry company, but he will be remembered far more for who he was than what he did for work.  

He was a caring father who always put his children first.  His mustache was iconic.  He was always the life of the party.  He had a brilliance and a quick wit that were unrivaled.  He was the ultimate storyteller.  He loved playing his guitar, Clint Eastwood movies, reading, inventing characters to entertain his kids, and shooting guns.  Though he battled serious physical issues for the past sixteen years, he was a man that still showed up for his granddaughter’s plays and recitals despite the obstacles he faced doing the simplest of things.  

Services will be held at Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St Kingston MA 02364 on Sunday December 3rd, 2023 from 4-7PM, with words of remembrace at 6:30.

Life can be hard, but as a wise man once said…”Take it easy.”

A Memorial Tree was planted for Douglas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston
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Douglas Govoni

1949 - 2023

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