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Richard L. Lovely

Date of Death: March 2, 2019

Date of Birth: January 1, 1880

Biography:

Richard L Lovely Jr age 71 of South Gardiner, Maine passed away on 3/2/19 at Togus Springs, Hospice
Unit at Togus VA Medical Center after a long battle with COPD and cancer.
Rick was born in August, 1947 the eldest son of Richard L Lovely Sr and his wife Julia.
He was a member of East Auburn Baptist Church
Rick moved to Maine his senior year of high school and graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1965. He married Eileen McLaughlin in 1966 and served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1970. They lived in South Gardiner where they raised their sons Rick III and Randy. Rick was a devoted father and worked hard to provide a good life for his family. He had a passion for reading, fishing, hunting, and fast cars. The pride and joy of his life were his grandchildren. You seldom saw Rick without Zach until Justin was born. Then there was the 3 of them. He shared his passion of fishing, hunting, and cars with each of them. He was affectionately known as "B" to his grandchildren. Just when he thought his life couldn't get any better, his beautiful granddaughters, Nickyia and Hailee, entered his life. And now there were 5. In 2014, he was blessed with a great grandson, Waylon. One
thing Rick always insisted on was that everyone sit at the table together as a family for each evening
meal. He was also a great prankster and talker. You knew when you engaged in a conversation with
Rick you better have more than a few minutes. Rick was an avid coffee drinker-you never saw him
without his coffee cup. Same cup for 23 years. After his first wife passed away, Rick became a bit of a
hermit for about 2 years until he met Roberta. God gave him a second chance of love. They married and
had 6 wonderful years together.
He worked as a warehouse-man at Associated Groceries, Foreman for Maine Central Railroad, Manager
at Morbark/Metco, Napa parts driver and numerous other jobs as well.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Richard L Lovely Sr & his wife Julia; first wife Eileen Lovely
Rick is survived by his second wife of 6 years Roberta Pratt Lovely of South Gardiner; his
eldest son Richard L Lovely III and his wife Lisa of West Gardiner; his youngest son Randy F Lovely of
Randolph. Grandchildren :Zachary, Justin, Nickyia, and Hailee of West Gardiner and great grandson
Waylon. He is also survived by his sister Sheila and he husband Bruce Rollins of Jefferson; and by his
brother Bruce Wayne Lovely and his wife Sharon in Texas. He is also survived by many other family
members and.friends and his dog Emma-a human trapped in a dog's body.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 at 11:00am at East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave Auburn Me. Burial will be in the Spring in the family plot in South Gardiner.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Travis Mills
Foundation, or East Auburn Baptist Church building fund.

 

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