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Frederick Lovern


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Frederick Lovern Obituary
Frederick Lovern

1941 - 2016 NORTH ADAMS Frederick Lovern died on February 7th at Berkshire Medical Center after a long illness. Fred was born on October 12th, 1941 in Northampton, MA. At a young age, he came to the Drury Farm in the town of Florida, where he joined the Oleson family as a foster-child. He attended Drury High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1959, he was proud to serve in the Construction Battalion as a "fighting CB". Upon his discharge from the navy he kept his interest in heavy machinery and worked for many years traveling cross country as a tractor-trailer driver, driving for many local trucking companies as well. He worked for General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, MA for many years. Before his retirement he joined the crew of the Town of Florida and loved traveling the roads of his adopted home town. Fred leaves family in the state of Florida and a brother, Terrence, in Mississippi. He also leaves his adopted family, the Oleson's of the Town of Florida. Berkshire County was his home for many years and he will be remembered here by family and friends. He was married on 12/26/1997 to Colleen Hunkler, who has been his companion of 39 years and will miss him every day. Fred was a former member of the Fraternal Orders of Eagles, where he also coached softball. Upon his retirement, Fred turned his hand to remodeling his old home and spent many days woodworking and designing. He enjoyed mechanics, restoring antique tractors and the endless project of refurbishing his beloved old truck. He occasionally still helped on the farm, keeping his interest in the land and the livestock. He was especially attached to his pets and always had his dog at his side in his daily travels. Fred battled cancer for many years and believed fiercely in staying strong. He was the go-to driver for anyone traveling or needing a ride anywhere. He dispensed the wisdom of his life experience freely and vigorously to all friends and acquaintances. Many will miss stopping by the garage or the front porch to seek advice, argue politics or just having coffee with Fred. SERVICES: There will be no calling hours and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his name to PopCares, Inc. in care of the Flynn & Dagnoli - Montagna Home for Funerals, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA . To send a card or a message, please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 10, 2016
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