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Community Remembers Norman Lovely

Norman had been employed by the Worcester Public Library for 40 years, working 20 years as head of the reference department. After retirement, he had volunteered with the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.

Community Remembers Norman Lovely
Norman E. Lovely, 82, of Worcester, died Friday, Jan. 10 in the Holden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine D. (Drake) Lovely; his daughter, Elise M. Wagner and her husband James; and two grandchildren, Matthew J. and Hannah L. Wagner, all of Northborough. Two sons, Paul J. Lavallee and Peter A. Lovely predeceased him.

He was born in Worcester, the son of Everett F. and Jeanette (Dalbec) Lovely. Mr. Lovely served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, working with the Counterintelligence Corps. He was a 1949 graduate of St. John's High School, a 1953 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, and earned his Master's in Library Science from Simmons College.

Norman had been employed by the Worcester Public Library for 40 years, working 20 years as head of the reference department. After retirement, he had volunteered with the Catholic Charities Food Pantry. He was a member of the Holy Cross Club, the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association and the Guild of Our Lady of Providence.

Mr. Lovely enjoyed reading, hiking, playing the violin, listening to classical music and watching baseball. Norman's family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Holden Nursing and Rehabilitation for the exemplary care provided to Norman for the past year and a half.

The funeral is Monday, Jan. 13, from the O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home, 592 Park Ave., with his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Leicester. Calling hours are Sunday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry, 10 Hammond St., Worcester, MA 01610. 

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