Wiliam McGovern

William "Bill" McGovern

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William “Bill” McGovern on July 24, 2020, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.

Bill was born July 28, 1938, and spent his life living across New York until he settled in the Adirondacks in the 1980s. In nice weather, Bill enjoyed fishing and walking the River Walk in Saranac Lake.

Bill was a lover of music and boasted an envious radio collection. He also enjoyed all things comedy, especially “The Three Stooges.” His loved ones knew Bill as someone guaranteed to make you smile.

Bill was a friend to many, especially his sweetheart Sandy. Bill also leaves behind many caregivers whose hearts he has touched over the years.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake, with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating.

Family and friends wishing to remember William “Bill” McGovern can send memorial donations to the Saranac Lake Central School District Band Program in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, and can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.