Americo “Mac” Paul Gouveia, 87, died April 13, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving children. Mac was born September 4, 1924 in Milford, MA. He lived in Portugal for many years before he moved to Arizona in 1951. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and in 1987 he was ordained a Deacon. He was an aerospace engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of American Turbo Systems. He was married to Carmela Julia Ferrucci Gouveia and had 7 children, Dr. Joseph Paul Gouveia, Lois Gouveia Hartman, John Paul Gouveia, Marianne Gouveia, James Paul Gouveia, Linda Susan Gouveia Ahearn, and Ann Marie Gouveia. He had 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was a gentle man with a sweet spirit who touched the lives of many across the world. He will be missed by all. A Visitation will be held Thursday, April 26th from 5-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass is Friday, April 27th at 10:30am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
David & Linda Couts
We will miss Mac immensely. He was a kind spirit with so much knowledge that he shared wonderfully. Mac will be in our hearts forever because he touched us with extreme humility and amazement. May your memories give you strength.
Our sincerest condolences to the familily on the passing of Mac.
He was a pioneer in aerospace and a visionary. He will be missed.
Andy, Laurie, Michelle and Brian Burke
Jim Sinnott (Velonis)
Dear Lois and family,
I remember your family from Saint Thomas the Apostle
Church and School. My condolences to you and your
entire family on the loss of your father.
Deacon John Mickel
Prayers of the Diaconate community of Phoenix are with you. God Bless Mac and we will offer our prayers for him in an ongoing manner.
José Miguel Zozayacorrea Kuri
Mi mas sentido pesame
Mr.Americo Gouveia, god bless you!