Obituaries 11-12-2020

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) Govostes, 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.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For online guest book, please visit:

Robert Hughes

August 10, 1932 — November 1, 2020

Robert “Bob” D. Hughes of Summerfield, FL, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on Sunday, November 1.

Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a mechanic for Mirak Chevrolet and the Department of Public Works in Winthrop.

The beloved son of the late William and the late Lorain Hughes, he was the devoted brother of the late William and the late Charles “Stuie” Hughes and the late Marge Adams. He is survived by his wife, Marianne (Mitchell) also of Summerfield, FL and the father of Wayne Hughes and wife, Susan, of Winthrop, Trey Hughes of Nahant, and Lorine Hughes of Revere and his best buddy, Jackson. He was the grandfather of three: Valerie, Derek and Shannon and a great grandfather of three: Jake, Jax and Jett. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

While retired in Florida, Bob volunteered at Stirrups and Strides, a horse rehabilitation farm for children and adults with special needs. He was also involved with the Spirited Singers of Summerfield, FL.

Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society of Wildwood, FL.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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