Ernest Lewis Bovio

December 5, 1945 - July 8, 2017
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Ernest Lewis Bovio, 71, formerly of Galveston, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his residence in Bay City, TX. Ernie was born December 5, 1945, in Galveston and attended Catholic schools, graduating from Ball High School in 1964.  He spent his career in auto sales.  The central focus of Ernie’s life was his family, and his faith was always his anchor.

Ernie was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bovio; and his brother, Steve Bovio.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Helen Giusti; children: Ernie Bovio, Jr. and wife, Holly; Steve Bovio and wife, Beth; and Shanna Bovio and James (Bam) Young; grandchildren: Rebecca Shetty and husband, Anil, Stephen Bovio, Lilly Bovio, John Bovio, Amanda Bovio, Gabriel Bovio, and Nya Castano; siblings: Jeneane Champagne and husband, Shelton; Patty and Bill Rees; Kelly Savage; and Melody Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ernie’s family will receive visitors starting at 9:30 am, Friday, July 14, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, with a memorial service beginning at 10:30 am.

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Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: December 5, 1945
Died: July 8, 2017

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Valerie Leon posted on 7/16/17

Bo will be greatly missed. To know him was to love him. He was kind, generous, extremely fun and entertaining, and most of all , a genuine person. The great love and memories I shared with him will forever live in my heart. My prayers are with his beautiful family.


Barbara Bland posted on 7/15/17

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to the family. Barbara Lyons Bland.


Janet & Chris Heard posted on 7/15/17

Chris and I have so many great memories of Bo living with us. He loved being in the country.....he walked every morning and sat outside every evening.... just enjoying life. He loved his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was so proud of them! I enjoyed our long visits reminiscing of times gone by. He was so kind and such a good friend to me. Precious memories. Rest in peace, Bo. I will miss you.


Auto Row Sales Center posted on 7/13/17

You will be missed


Rhonda Hoehn Brink posted on 7/13/17

Sheila told me about Ernie. All of the old memories -- he was a big part of those, as was all of he Bovio clan. My thoughts and prayers for peace are with you all.


Karen (Giusti) Stripling and Jeff Stripling posted on 7/13/17

Condolences to the family of Ernie Bovio. Our memories of Ernie were always of his smile and him being a fun person to be around. Go rest high on that mountain Ernie! Love, Karen and Jeff Stripling


Sheila Hoehn Telford posted on 7/13/17

What precious memories of the six of us growing up together on Ave. O 1/2 - always in each others homes and sharing the wonderful Italian meals prepared by Mary Helen and Mom and Pop Bovio. My love to you all. You are in my prayers...


Shelton Champagne posted on 7/13/17

Jeneane and our entire family will miss Ernie. He was very much a part of our lives. He always brought joy to us when he visited and lived with us occasionally. We share our sorrow with you over the loss of your Father, our Brother and our "UNK". Shelton


Danny Jones posted on 7/13/17

I am extremely sorry to hear that Ernie has passed, but he will undoubtedly be on a much better place! Although I have not seen Ernie for a long time, I remember what a fun guy to be with at all times. So the good Lord is in for a lot of entertainment!


Marilyn Cappadona Curson posted on 7/13/17

So very sorry to hear of the loss of my schoolmate from so many years ago at St. St.Mary's Cathedral School. Ernie was always so full of fun (and mischief). I can still see his contagious smile & the light in those beautiful eyes. Keep your good memories alive of Ernie by sharing stories with family & friends. Rest in the peace of our Lord my old friend.


Barbara Cappadona Ladd posted on 7/12/17

So very sorry for all the family. Patty, know I am thinking of you & praying for you all.


Kelly Bujnoch posted on 7/12/17

RIP.... you will be missed brotha!!!!


Billy Hill posted on 7/12/17

As the days and weeks past, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.


Suzanne posted on 7/12/17

My heart is heavy for your loss. I send each of you love and sympathy


Steve Sliva posted on 7/12/17

Rest in Peace Brother


Glen Parks posted on 7/11/17

Sorry to hear about Bo's passing. What a great guy, always had a smile on his face. I know Spen and Grump will be waiting on you at the Pearly Gates. RIP Buddy. Glen


Tranchina posted on 7/11/17

We are so sorry for your loss. God bless Ernie and his family. Our prayers are with him Tootie and Sam


Donna Cagnola posted on 7/11/17

I can remember Ernie as far back as 1957 playing football in my front yard with all the boys. He was so kind and always wanted to make the people around him happy! He Created great memories for our entire family. We all loved Ernie. I'm so sad for your loss.


Allan C Torregrossa posted on 7/11/17

It would take decades to tell about the life and times of growing up with Ernie. Endless memories and unforgettable times. He will be missed.


Lycia posted on 7/11/17

May your light shine down on us!!! I love and miss you Unk!!!!


Albert Choate posted on 7/11/17

So sorry to hear of Ernies passing. We grew up together and I always considered him a friend.