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Ella “Peggy” M. Lovely

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.

30 Condolences

  • Linda Marshall Posted December 20, 2018 6:01 PM

    I did not now Mrs. Lovely personally but I do know her daughter. Mrs Lovely had to be a good person and mother because she certainly raised a kind, thoughtful and caring daughter. My thoughts are with you Jo-Ellen!

  • debbie burns Posted December 21, 2018 9:39 AM

    your mom was a great lady and friend to all of us. will miss her deeply. she kept all of us at tops on our toes. rest in peace my dear friend you are truly and angel. love u miss peggy

  • cindylou lyonshart Posted December 21, 2018 9:58 AM

    Love you Jo-Ellen, so very sorry for your loss…you are in my thoughts and prayers…

    • Micah Cardinal Posted December 23, 2018 2:17 PM

      Dear Jo-Ellen my deepest sympathy on the death of your mom. Ironically, I met your mom a few years ago when she helped my friend Nancy fire some pottery. The two of them enjoyed talking about the craft. She was so kind to offer the use of her kiln to a stranger. It is difficult to say goodbye to your mom at anytime but especially when you are so close and the death is unexpected. Peggy you raised a great daughter. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Jeffra Montroy Posted December 21, 2018 10:59 AM

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Robert and Ann Erwin Posted December 21, 2018 1:14 PM

    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Peggy. We send our sympathies and condolences to her entire family. Cherish all your memories.

  • Heather McDonald Posted December 21, 2018 1:46 PM

    Peggy was an amazing lady. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  • Theresa chevrier Posted December 21, 2018 2:22 PM

    Peggy was such an amazing an talented lady. She will be missed by the many people who knew her. My deepest sympathy to all who knew an loved her .

  • Bob Bowman Posted December 21, 2018 3:58 PM

    Peg was a real sweetheart. So Sorry to hear this JoEllen, It was a real shock. She was always so kind to me. Prayers to you all.

  • Carol Gilmour Posted December 21, 2018 4:36 PM

    So sorry for your loss.I always enjoy working and knowing Peggy.RIP

  • Kathy Montroy’s Bogart Posted December 21, 2018 5:25 PM

    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very nice lady. My mother n I used to go to her ceramic shop. Will miss seeing her at DK.

  • Scarlett Fletchall Posted December 21, 2018 5:59 PM

    Wow!….I will miss my GREAT neighbor dearly!….A piece of life gone but not forgotten in the neighborhood. Will miss bringing you a tin a of Christmas goodies that you weren’t suppose to have! Love you!

  • tina warren Posted December 21, 2018 6:12 PM

    Oh, my heart hurts so much on hearing of her passing.. I loved her dearly. She was a caring , compassionate, loving person. But you knew it when she wasn’t happy with you. Lol. I have very fond memories working with her at P&C that I’ll cherish alwzys. RIP with the love of your life. Love you Ma Lovely❤

  • Sue Lockhart English Posted December 21, 2018 6:28 PM

    JoEllen and family: I have known Peggy for so many years. She was always a kind, compassionate person. Thinking of you during this sad time

  • Bob and Tracie Bennhertt Posted December 21, 2018 6:35 PM

    Peg was a amazing women! We were her neighbor for many years. She had a heart of gold she will be missed by many!

  • Pam Morrow Posted December 21, 2018 6:52 PM

    so sorry for your loss she was such a sweet lady, prayers to your family.❤️

  • Thomas and Samantha Hess Posted December 21, 2018 7:41 PM

    Jerome& Family.. so sorry to read of the passing of your Mom! Sending strength at this very difficult time..

  • Kevin Nugent. Posted December 21, 2018 7:47 PM

    There are so many good things that could be said about Peggy. She always called me “kid”. But she did know my real name. Working with her at P&C was always great. She will be missed.

  • Lucy Klein Posted December 21, 2018 7:51 PM

    Peggy was a dear friend and a wonderful person whose presence shall truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest In Peace my friend at table two at the donut king restaurant.🙏🏻

  • Donna King Posted December 21, 2018 7:52 PM

    So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. What a wonderful and remarkable lady.. I will miss her at breakfast on Sunday mornings and sometimes we had dinner at Donut King. I took ceramics at her shop and had so much fun. She will really be missed.

  • Karen Mallory Posted December 21, 2018 8:04 PM

    Peggy was more than just the mother of a good friend I grew up with, “Ma” was my other mother. When we were younger she spent time teaching us: sewing, crafts, knitting, crocheting, baking, ceramics and what ever else she could think of for us to learn that we enjoyed learning to do. As I got older. if I needed advice or had any questions about problems or life she was right there. She would always want to help others but didn’t want or expect anything from others. She was great, I will miss her, my deepest sympathy to Jo-Ellen and Jerome. “Ma” was great.

  • Angel Smithers Posted December 21, 2018 8:13 PM

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an amazing woman. I remember her sense of humor and “no nonsense” attitude . She was always kind to me from my teenage years to adulthood. So blessed to have known her.

  • Becky Legault Posted December 21, 2018 8:40 PM

    Sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great person.i have known Peggy for a very long time. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Sara LaComb Farley and family Posted December 22, 2018 7:29 AM

    What a sweet lady….we used to camp with them when I was little and in recent years we worked at the same school. We had just put on the boys Christmas “wish” pillow cases that she made for them the past few years…will miss her kind ways!! Our deepest sympathies are with you.

  • Patrick Wiggins Posted December 22, 2018 8:29 AM

    I’m sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. Liked working with her at p&c. Could always talk to her no matter what.

  • Joe and Darlene Moore Posted December 23, 2018 7:42 AM

    Condolences Jo Ella and Jerome and family. Your Mom was a sweet lady. Always a smile on her face. May your memories lesson your pain. God Bless. Joe and Darlene Moore

  • Robin Downey Posted December 23, 2018 9:58 AM

    So Sorry For Your Loss Peggy Was A Sweet Heart The Kent Downey Family

  • John Miller and Posted December 23, 2018 10:22 AM

    and I goback 50 yrs.Our husbands were great friends, especially in racing cars years. I will b e lost without my friend, but will always have wonderful memories. Rest in Peace, peg. you and Jerome are together agin in Heaven. I will miss you so much. w/much love Joun and Lee Miller

  • The Madill Family Posted December 24, 2018 12:26 AM

    Condolences Jo Ella and Jerome and family. Peggy was a very a nice lady. She was a good friend to my family. She will be missed by all.

  • David and Ellen Bush Posted December 24, 2018 1:40 PM

    We met Peggy many years ago when we bowled with her and Jerome, what fun she was to be with. It is with great sorry that we learned of her death. Our sympathy to all the family.

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