Obituaries 11-05-2020

Gerald Govostes

Retired machinist

Gerald “Jerry” T. Govostes, 80, of Orient Heights East Boston, formerly of Woburn, passed away on Monday, November 2.

Jerry was a machinist by trade.    He worked at Electronics Corporation of America (ECA) in Cambridge, for many years as a Group Leader in the Drill Press Division before ECA’s closing in the late 1980’s. He was also employed for many years as a private contractor for Security Services at U.S. Coast Guard-Boston Support Services until his retirement.

The cherished son of the late Theodore “Ted” and Rose Ann (McManus) Govostese, he was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Portrait) Govostes, loving father of Gerald Govostes Jr. and his wife, Vanessa of Quincy; adored grandfather of Nicholas Govostes; caring brother of Shirlee Michalis and her late husband, Harold of California and the late Robert and Paul Govostes; brother in law of Annemarie Young and her husband, Joseph and George Portrait and his wife, Evelyn and brother in law of the late Camille Portrait. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Jerry’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday, November 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For directions and online guest book please visit

Due to the Covid-19 guidelines and strict capacity limits, we ask everyone to make a brief visit and then exit the Funeral Home so others may enter. We also always ask that everyone please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Attending guests will also need to print their name and telephone number for contact tracing purposes.

Alfred ‘Freddy Sunbeam’ Amendola, Sr.

Past member of the DAVC

Alfred “Freddy Sunbeam” Amendola, Sr., of Winthrop, formerly of Newton, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020.

A past member of the DAV and a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved son of the late John and Josephine (Gatti) Amendola, devoted father of Alfred Jr. of Malden, dear brother of Anthony of California and the late Nancy Earle, Florence Helton and John and Joseph Amendola, former husband of Linda Levy, treasured grandfather of Felicia and Christina Amendola and the cherished great-grandfather of Domenic and Cameron. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In honoring Freddy Sunbeam, family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Thursday, November 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a service in our chapel at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Military Honors in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle section. All services will be held in accordance with Phase-3 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit

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