Anne G. LovellJanuary 08,2014
Anne G. Lovell
LAKEVILLE, Mass. — Anne Grace (Watson) Lovell, 99, of Middleboro, Mass., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville. She was the wife of the late Samuel W. Lovell, who preceded her in death in 2002.
She is survived by her son John and his wife, Joan, her granddaughter Susan and grandson Peter, his wife, Kaitlin, and their son, Spencer.
Anne was born May 9, 1914, in Midway, Ala., raised in Tuskegee, Ala., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Montevallo in 1934.
Upon graduation, Anne worked for Travelers Aid during the Great Depression, serving families in and around Birmingham, as an assistant editor for the Progressive Farmers Magazine, and as the director of the Louisville (Ky.) Dairy Council.
In 1944, she met and married the love of her life, Samuel, an officer in the Army during World War II. Together they moved to Middleboro to raise their family and run a successful seafood supply business (S.W. Lovell & Co. Inc.). They continued to live in Middleboro for more than 60 years and summered in Cabot, Vt., for more than 40 years.
Anne was an active member of the Middleboro Cabot Club, Garden Club and the Historical Society, a former district director for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts, and a summer tour guide at the Vermont State House, well into her 90s.
Calling hours are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Egger Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Mass Audubon: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/honorary-memorial-gifts or call 781-259-2127. For memorial register or facility directions, visit http://eggerandashleyfh.com or call 508-947-0517.
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