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Ann Bove

Published: July 5, 2018

The Newtown Bee

Ann Walsh Bove, 93, of Bridgeport, died July 2. She was born in Huntington, August 12, 1924, and was the daughter of John Walsh and Ann Crinock Walsh.

Her two sisters, Dorothy Pelletier of Newtown and Sally Schiffer of Huntington; two sons, Nicholas Joseph Bove, Jr, and his wife, Martine, of Trumbull and Michael Richard Bove and his wife, Shirley, of Otawa, Kan.; three grandchildren, Philip Gerard Bove and James Joseph Bove, both of Trumbull, and Michael Richard Bove, III, of Kansas; and two brothers, John Walsh of Danby, Vt., and Thomas Walsh of Huntington, survive her.

Her husband, Nicholas Joseph Bove; three sisters, Gladys Federowicz, Marion Kotenski, and Alice Kepchar; and two brothers, Edward Walsh and Harold Walsh, predeceased her.

Mrs Bove was a 1942 graduate of Shelton High School and 1945 graduate of St Vincent’s School of Nursing in Bridgeport. In 1949, she married Nicholas Joseph Bove, a founder of the Bove Tool Company. When her husband died suddenly March 24, 1955, she was left to raise two young sons. She earned a BS degree in nursing from the University of Bridgeport in 1962. She worked as a nurse for the Visiting Nurse’s Association of Fairfield before starting a long career as an instructor at the then St Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from St Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1989. While an instructor at St Vincent’s, she received a Master’s Degree in education from Fairfield University in 1973.

The family would like to thank VITAS Healthcare and Mona Mucho of Carefinders for their assistance during the last few months.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, July 8, from 4 to 8 pm, at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

A solemn requiem Latin Mass will be conducted Monday, July 9, at 10 am, at Christ the King Church, 209 Tackora Trail, Ridgefield. Interment to follow in St Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the St Ignatius Retreat House, 209 Tackora Trail, Ridgefield CT 06877.

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