Carmen Richard Bovo

Carmen Richard Bovo, 62, of Stevensville, MI passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Deacon Ed Nickle officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Garden. Friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, 580 Columbus Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Carmen was born on June 17, 1959 at Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor to Frank and Margaret (Grumbir) Bovo. He graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in 1977. Carmen was a prestigious and accomplished banker for nearly 20 years. While working in banking, he also worked as a reserve police officer for both the Lincoln Township and Benton Township police departments. With law enforcement being his true professional passion, Carmen left banking and at the age of 42, graduated from the KVCC police academy. He worked as a police officer for the City of Buchanan until his retirement in 2019. He was the proud president of the Benton Harbor Lions Club for many years and also the president of the Stevensville Chamber of Commerce. He was a dedicated Catholic and a devoted parishioner to SS John/Bernard’s Catholic Church. In 2007, he met the love of his life, Amanda, and they became husband and wife on September 29, 2012. Carmen loved playing the front 9 at his favorite golf course, Pipestone Creek. He also loved playing his drums, going to the movies, listening to his very favorite band, the Beatles, and taking long motorcycle rides by himself or with his friends. However, his true passion was spending time with his family. His children and grandchildren meant everything to him. Carmen was a wonderful, courageous, humorous, and loving man who will be missed dearly by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Carmen is survived by his loving wife, Amanda; sons, Anthony, Jonathan (Brittany), and Nicholas Bovo; grandchildren, Bronson, Brynleigh and Breckin Bovo; and siblings, Michael (Patrice), Joseph, and Thomas (Renee) Bovo, and Christine (Kirk) Duncombe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Margaret.

Posted On: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:18 PM