Funeral services for Ella (“Peggy”) Margaret Lovely, age 78, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Monday, December 24, 2018, at 10:00AM at Notre Dame Church with F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Eel Weir. Calling hours will be held from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Lovely passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.
Peggy is survived by one daughter, Jo-Ellen Murray and her husband, Thomas, of Ogdensburg; one son, Jerome Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Heuvelton; three grandchildren, Jared Murray and his wife, Megan, Jesse Murray and his wife, Katlynn and Christopher Lovely; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Lydia and a future great grandchild, Sawyer. She is predeceased by a brother, Norman Gascon.
Peggy was born on April 18, 1940, in Brier Hill, NY, the daughter of George Gascon and Margaret M. (Cardinal) LaVenture. Peggy graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1959. Peggy married Jerome G. Lovely, Sr., on February 6, 1960, at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Lucien LeDuc officiating. He predeceased her on February 6, 2008. Peggy was first employed at the coffee shop at A. Barton Hospital and later employed by P&C Foods where she worked in the bakery for seventeen years. Mrs. Lovely was still working part time at Kennedy School in the cafeteria until she fell ill. Peggy also owned and operated her own ceramic shop for eleven years.
Ella enjoyed making purses and alterations, she was an excellent seamstress.
Donations may be made in Ella’s memory to Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., Attn: Vermont Facilities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263, Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.