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Lovely, Robert G.

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Robert George Lovely, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.  He was 89.  Bob was born May 24, 1926 in Dedham, Massachusetts, the son of Louis and Elizabeth L. (Muirhead) Lovely.  He graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1944 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class until his honorable discharge in 1946.  Bob then enrolled at Tufts University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree.  He retired in 1980 after 30 years as a chemist for the Boston Gas Company.  Bob was a longtime, active member of the Allin Congregational Church in Dedham where he sang in the choir and served on the Board of Deacons.  He was a Member of Celestial Lodge AF & AM (formerly Constellation Lodge) and of Contentment Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Bob was the husband of the late Emma Jane (Pettingel) who predeceased him in 1998, and the brother of the late Louis Lovely.  Bob is survived by his four daughters, Marcia D. Bibeault, and her husband Howard, of Attleboro, Janice E. Girard, and her husband Stephen, of Quincy, Cheryl E. Lovely, and Deborah D. Craig, and her fiancé Frank Cavaco, of Hudson; his six grandchildren, Katelyn Frazer, Kevin, Brian, and Lily Girard, and Emma and John A. Craig, III; and his two nephews, Neil and Dexter VanZile.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, December 30th from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday at 10 AM at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High Street, Dedham followed by interment in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham with military honors.  In Lieu of flowers donations to the Allin Congregational Church Organ/Choir Fund, 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026 or to the Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Polly Gould, Suzanne & Richard Driscoll
    December 28th, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of Polly’s dear friend, Bob. May you find the same peace that he has found now.

  2. Jackie Connors
    December 28th, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    Our sincere condolences. We will see you Wednesday.

  3. Elsie Ekstrom
    December 28th, 2015 | 9:04 pm

    A long time neighbour of my late aunt & uncle who will be remembered fondly.
    Elsie (Ward) Ekstrom

  4. Lori Favreau
    December 28th, 2015 | 10:35 pm

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.

  5. Dorothy Kubick
    December 29th, 2015 | 9:36 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bob. I realize he hasn’t been well. My condolences to all of you. I will be unable to attend the wake or funeral but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Linda & Paul Handrahan
    December 29th, 2015 | 10:03 pm

    Dearest Marcia and family,

    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a very special man and will be missed by many.

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers. Peace be with you.

  7. Jim & Ginny Barry
    December 31st, 2015 | 9:16 am

    Our hearts go out to the entire Lovely family. Remembering your Dad’s beautiful voice and smile and how he made so many memories for us all with his singing. xo

  8. Rita Lodge
    January 1st, 2016 | 4:56 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May you and your family find comfort in knowing you are being thought of in a loving way. Hope the peace of the Christ child helps to ease your pain, and will wrap you all in his arms.

    Rita Lodge

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