Walter Thomas McGovern

92, of Wareham, formerly of Milton, a retired advertising director at the Boston Herald, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Sunday April 11, 2010. Born in Wellesley, MA, Walter graduated from Wellesley High School and attended Northeastern University. He served in the U.S. Navy (Lt. JG) during World War II. Walter worked at the Boston Herald for over thirty years until his retirement in 1983. He was a resident of Milton from 1954-1983, where he was a late member of St. Elizabeth Church’s Holy Name Society. In 1983, Walter relocated to Hamilton Beach in Wareham, where he had summered for many years. Walter also was a late member of The Newspaper Guild. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (Donovan) McGovern. Father of Walter T. McGovern, Jr. and Mark M. McGovern, both of Wareham. Beloved grandfather of Elizabeth R. McGovern of NYC and Margaret D. Traidman of Chicago. Father-in-law of Suzanne T. McGovern of Darien, CT. Brother of the late Arthur McGovern. Also survived by one niece and one nephew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 15 at 11:00 AM  in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St.,Wareham, MA 02571. Visiting hours omitted. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter’s memory may be sent to St. Patrick’s Church at the address listed above.