"so sorry to the Mcgovern family a huge loss to Waltham schools. He was one of my favorite teachers @ Whittomore & South Jr. High. I was always in trouble & he would take the time to talk to me & check on me to lead my life in a different direction. I deeply thank him for his kind & loving words. RIP Dawn Thackeray former student"
– Dawn Thackeray, student,
Laconia, NH, Dec 08, 2012
"Mr. McGovern was one of my favorite teachers at South. He didn't talk down to us or treat us like children. I remember him telling us about going to see Bruce Springsteen before he was 'The Boss" and how you never know how people are going to turn out later. I just heard today that he was gone. It made me very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his friends and family and former students who will miss him."
– Christine (Harper) O'Neil, former student,
Marlboro, MA, Aug 25, 2012
"I did it...just like you said I could. Thank you...Stacy"
– Stacy Annese, I was a student of his,
Waltham, MA, Aug 07, 2012
"To The McGovern;
I am so sorry for your loss. I had Mr McGovern when I was at
Whittemore School in Waltham. He was the Best Teacher Ever. He always made us laugh. Then when it was recess he took the whole class out and we played kick ball."
– Roberta Bryant,
Milford, MA, Jul 27, 2012
"Mugga was a special person, He touched so many lifes, sorry for your loss. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. RIP! Our prays are with you all Chuck and Pam Barry"
– Pamela Barry,
Billerica, MA, Jul 26, 2012
"Mugga was an amazing man, leader and role model to all of us who had the privilege of being led by him as students, athletes, or just simply kids trying to grow up.
Thank you Sir.
My thoughts and prayers to the family of one of the great ones.