Obituary: John P. “Jake” McGovern Jr., 1948-2022

John P. “Jake” McGovern Jr., 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in his South Burlington, Vt., home on the morning of July 27, 2022.

John was given the nickname “Jake” at a young age, which stuck with him for the majority of his life; this is the name most people knew him by. Jake was a strong, hardworking, respected man who started selling farm equipment at a young age. Eventually, he became self-employed, running several successful businesses until retirement.

He was a jack-of-all-trades and loved spending all of his free time with family and friends. Jake and Nancy had a home in South Hero, where they raised their three children.