Our beloved Ann Elizabeth (Platt) Lovely, 81, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Foxboro and Wareham, passed away after brief illness on May 10, 2019. The family held a private memorial service in St. Petersburg on May 12, 2019.
Ann was born in Fall River on April 27, 1938, and grew up in Walpole with her parents, Edith and Bart Platt, brother John Platt, and sister Mary Lou Platt. Ann graduated from Walpole High School in 1956 and Bryant College in 1959.
Ann met her husband and best friend Pete in 1954. They married in 1960 and enjoyed a happy, productive and loving marriage for over 58 years.
Ann and Pete have three children, John, Jeff and Susan, and 11 grandchildren: Megan, Brendan, and Connor Lovely; Roman and Lucca Sisto; Kathryn, Sean, and Gillian Terrio; and Matthew, Devon and Jack Lovely; as well as one great-granddaughter, Violet Grace Higginbotham-Lovely. Ann and Pete have three wonderful in-laws as well: John’s wife Trevi Berretta Lovely; Susan’s husband Chris Terrio and Jeff’s wife Andrea Lovely. All enjoyed close and loving relationships with Ann, the heart and soul of the family.
Ann and Pete worked together for many years, building Lovely Real Estate and Insurance in Foxboro before turning the business over to John and Jeff in 2015.
Ann was predeceased by her mom Edith Platt, her dad Bart Platt, and her brother John Platt, and many other friends, relatives and loved ones, and is survived by her sister Mary Lou Platt of Foxboro.
Ann loved to spend time with her husband and family, and her many hobbies included boating, cards, exercising in the pool, book club, yard sales, winters in Florida, summers in Wareham, cooking, eating out, reading, music, Facebook, telling stories, laughing and joking.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home.
We will miss Ann’s smile, beautiful blue eyes, selflessness, stories, laughter, sense of adventure, humor, warmth, bravery, generosity of spirit, strength and caring. We are grateful that she was comfortable at the end and for the wonderful care that she received at St. Anthony’s and Suncoast Hospice in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ann would prefer, in lieu of flowers or donations, that you do something nice for someone you love who needs it.