Graveside services for Freida Alberta Santimaw Lovely, age 94, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 11:00AM at Hermon Cemetery with Laura Greenwood officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at Freida’s home at 1129 Washington Street in Ogdensburg, all floral arrangements may be sent to that address. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Lovely passed away at her home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Freida is survived by two daughters, Brenda Laplante and Jacqueline Madden, both of Ogdensburg; and three sons, Christopher, David and Scott Lovely, all of Ogdensburg; a son-in-law, Eben St. Germain, Sr.; seven grandchildren, John St. Germain, Eben St. Germain, Jr., Christine Madden, William Daugherty, Darren St. Germain, Nicole Lovely and William Lovely; eighteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Freida is predeceased by two daughters, Carol St. Germain in 2013 and Mabel E. Daugherty in 2017; a son, Allen Frederick Lovely, in infancy and four brothers, Leroy, Howard, Frederick, Lawrence and George Santimaw and seven sisters, Isabel, Blanche, Ada, Laura, Ethel, Hazel and Florence.
Freida was born on April 1, 1924, in Potsdam, NY the daughter of Frederick and Electa Planty Santimaw. She attended local schools. Freida married Henry Allen Lovely on September 30, 1947, in Potsdam, NY, with Rev. Mr. Roy officiating. He predeceased her on May 16, 1976. Freida lived through the Great Depression and World War II where she lost her “favorite” brother, Leroy, who was killed in action while fighting the Germans in Normandy after storming Omaha Beach nine days earlier. Mrs. Lovely worked at United Helpers for over thirty years as a nurse’s aide.
Donations may be made in Freida’s memory to the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of SPCA, PO BOX 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.