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Mrs. Gail A. (Calderiso) McGovern

April 21, 1951 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 68)

Mrs. Gail A. (Calderiso) McGovern, age 68 of Harborview Avenue, Bristol, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of David McGovern, her husband of 48 years.

Born in Providence and raised in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Domenic M. “Babe” and Alice R. (Marchand) Calderiso. A resident of Bristol for 48 years, she was the Co-owner of McGovern’s Floor Coverings of Bristol for many years along with her husband, David, retiring in 2009. Previously Gail was a licensed Real Estate Agent for a number of years. Gail was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Bristol and loved to spend time with her family and friends golfing, playing cards and enjoying Winters in Florida with dear friends, she was a sports enthusiast and was an avid volunteer. Gail was a member of the Fall River Country Club, Montaup Country Club and the Kingsway Country Club.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, David McGovern (Sarah), Nicholas McGovern, and Sandra McGovern-Dugan, all of Bristol, her seven beloved grandchildren, Alex, Thomas, Tess, Patrick, Gaetano, Nicola and Amelia and her granddog, Ichiban. Also survived by a brother, Michael D. Calderiso (Kathie) of Murrells Inlet, SC, and four sisters, Alicia M. Martucci (John) of Warwick, Paula J. Martel (Bill Bowler) and Julie T. Vargas (Stephen) of Bristol and Patricia LaFerriere (Roy) of West Barnstable, MA.

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol. Visiting hours Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Fund of St. Elizabeth’s Manor, 1 Dawn Hill, Bristol, RI 02809. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to


Donations may be made to:

The Sunshine Fund at St. Elizabeth's Manor
1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol RI 02809

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