Dennis GoveJune 07,2014
MONTPELIER Dennis Ed Gove, of Montpelier, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Montpelier, the son of Dennis and Shirley (Pierce) Gove. He attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1945. He joined the U.S. Navy in October 1945 and served until 1948. He was recalled to the Navy for submarine duty from 1951 to 1952, serving on the USS Sea Leopard and USS Sabalo in the Pacific.
After his return he worked for Green Mountain Power and then the state of Vermont as a subsoil technician. He later became a supervisor of the 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 received an award from the state for outstanding service. He retired from the Vermont Department of Transportation in 1992 after more than 40 years.
He was an avid hunter and snowmobiler and a member of the Trackmakers Snowmobile Club. He was a co-founder of Pearl Street Motors and a member of the Canadian Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed working around his home and maintaining his yard.
He married Nancy Boisvert in August 1952. In addition to her, he is survived by his son, Donald Gove.
There are no calling hours. A graveside military service will be held at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph at 1 p.m. July 7, 2014. Contributions in his memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
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