Mrs. Grace L. (Callery) Lovely, 99, of Mendon MA, died Saturday evening (February 17, 2018) at Countryside Healthcare of Milford after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Leo T. Lovely, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Lovely was born in Brockton MA, the daughter of the late John F. and the late Saydie I. (Tilton) Callery. She attended Brockton public schools and Milford public schools. She had been employed for over thirty years at the former Norfolk County Trust Company, which later became Bank of America. She later worked as a bookkeeper at the Franklin News Store, retiring at the age of eighty-five.
Mrs. Lovely had volunteered as a Boy Scout den mother for Milford’s Troop #8 and also as a Girl Scout Brownie leader in Mendon. She was a member of the former St. Michael’s Church in Mendon and presently a member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Upton and had been an active member of the Women’s Club for both parishes.
Mrs. Lovely enjoyed and loved her family and her “home”, which she and her late husband Leo built over seventy years ago. She had a passion for reading and retained a wealth of knowledge. You could always “Google Gracie” for information.
Mrs. Lovely also loved to crochet especially doilies, snowflakes, afghans and “Gracie’s Hangers”. She was an avid NE Patriots fan! You did not call her when a game was on TV. She was also the recipient of the “Golden Cane Award” in February 2017 as the oldest living resident of the town of Mendon.
Mrs. Lovely was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed and remembered by all her family and friends.
She is survived by 1 Daughter: Sharon, wife of Frank E. Feccia Jr. of Hopedale MA; 1 Daughter-in-law: Ida (Floru) Lovely of Blackstone MA; 4 Grandchildren: Leo A. Lovely of Cincinnati OH, John E. Lovely of Milford MA, Jennifer Quinn of Sutton MA and Keith Lovely of Blackstone MA; 9 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchild; also many nieces & nephews.
Mrs. Lovely was the mother of the late Leo John Lovely. She was also the sister of the late Frances Callery, the late Madelen Morris, the late John Callery, the late M. Lorraine Mitchell, the late Bernard Callery and the late Robert Callery.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday (February 21st) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 151 Mendon Street, Upton MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Tuesday (February 20th) from 5pm to 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P O Box #5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014.