October 12, 1927 - May 23, 2014
Burial Date June 7, 2014
Obituaries » DENNIS GOVE
GOVE, DENNIS “ED,” of Montpelier passed away at CVMC on May 23. Dennis was born on October 12, 1927 in Montpelier. He was the son of Dennis and Shirley (Pierce) Gove. He attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier high school in 1945. After graduation he joined the Navy in October, 1945 and served until October, 1948. He was recalled to the Navy for submarine duty from April, 1951 until August, 1952, serving on the USS Sea Leopard and USS Sabalo in the Pacific. Upon his return Dennis was employed for a time by Green Mountain Power, and then by the State of Vermont as a Sub Soil Technician. He later became a supervisor of the State of Vermont Transportation Project working on the construction of Interstate 89. During the course of this project he walked the entire length of the new interstate in Vermont, as it was being constructed. In 1966 he was presented with a meritorious service award by the State for outstanding service. He retired from the Vermont Department of Transportation in 1992 after more than 40 years of service. Dennis was an avid hunter and snowmobiler, and a member of the Trackmakers Snowmobile Club since 1972. Dennis was a co-founder of Pearl Street Motors 42 years ago, was a lifetime member of the Canadian Club, and belonged to the VFW, American Legion, and NRA. He also enjoyed working around his home and maintaining his yard. Dennis married Nancy Boisvert, who survives him, in August, 1952, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage. He is also survived by his son, Donald Gove. He is predeceased by his parents. There are no calling hours and a graveside military service will be held at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph at 1pm on July 7, 2014.