Vernon Twp., NJ: Susan McGovern(nee McCafferty), 95 years old of Vernon Twp., NJ, passed peacefully in her home on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by her family. A native of The Rosses, County Donegal, Ireland, she came to the United states in 1948 settling in Brooklyn, NY then lived in Queens, NY, New Milford, NJ before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 24 years ago.
Susan worked as a cafeteria worker for the New Milford Board of Education for 20 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Francis deSales RC Church, the XYZ Club, the Vernon Leisure Club, the Red Hats and the St. Judes Senior Group. Susan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to play cards, read and do crossword puzzles. She will be dearly missed.
Beloved wife of the late Michael McGovern(1985), she was the devoted mother of Mary Anne Hartmann and her husband, Bill of Franklin, NJ, Sue Biagini and her husband, Matt of Vernon Twp., NJ, Kathy Kelley and her husband, Chris of Mt. Arlington, NJ and Michelle Moser and her husband, Jeff of White Lake, MI. Loving grandmother of Jessica Kruegel and her husband, Eric, Stephen Meyer and his wife, Lisa, Matthew Biagini and his wife, Samantha, Sean, Megan and Ryan Kelley, Andrew and Dylan Moser. Susan also has 3 great grandchildren, Amanda and Danny Kruegel, Stephen Meyer. Susan is also survived by 2 sisters in Ireland, a brother in England, many nieces and nephews in Ireland, England and America. Susan is predeceased by 4 brothers.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis deSales RC Church, Vernon Twp., NJ at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ. Memorial gifts to WFUV, Irish Contributions, Ceol Na Ngael, www.support.wfuv.org or 11th Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 218, Rockaway, NJ 07866 would be greatly appreciated.