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Patrick Salvador Governale

March 7, 1941 — November 23, 2023

Independence

Patrick Salvador Governale

Patrick Salvador Governale, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023.  He was born on March 7, 1941 to the late John and Rosa Governale in Independence, LA.  Patrick retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after 28 years of dedicated service in the United States Air Force.  He continued his career with the Air Force as a civilian contracted employee for 27 additional years giving him a total of 55 years of service to his beloved country.  Patrick enjoyed watching the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saint football games with family and friends. He enjoyed good food, nice things and sharing with everyone.  He was a Christian man known for his giving heart. He enjoyed making people feel important and special. He was committed to his family and ensured they could always call on him for support, love and guidance. He was a loving father and grandfather and great grandfather.  He made friends that became family. Once you met him you could not forget him because he left a lasting impression. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many. 
 
He is survived by his loving daughter, Robin Governale (Doug McDonald); grandchildren, Lacey Wilson (Marshall) and Patrick "Boo" Driskill (Cecily); great-grandchildren, Marley Wilson, 14, Lily-Ann Wilson, 13, and August Driskill, 3; sister, Rosalie Delaughter (Mike); numerous nieces and nephews; former wife, Patricia Ann Governale; furbaby, Sassy.  A special acknowledgment to friend and care giver Peggy Vicari.
 
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Angelo Governale and John Governale; sisters, Jenny Lewis, Frances Lewis, Josie Schiro, Angelina Adamo, Little Margaret Governale, Margaret Fresina and Maryann Adamo; as well as his furbaby, Sake.
 
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Visitation will resume on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond from 9:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Colonial Cemetery Mausoleum in Independence, LA.

The family would like to invite everyone to join them at the house of Frank and Clarissa Sampey’s for a repast. 
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.
 

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory-Hammond

2000 N Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70401

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Visitation

Thursday, November 30, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory-Hammond

2000 N Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70401

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory-Hammond

2000 N Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70401

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Interment

Thursday, November 30, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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