John W. Lovely
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Lovely, John W.

John W. Lovely, Age 81, of Oak Lawn, IL, U.S. Navy Veteran, Born into Eternal Life on February 15, 2021. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Masse) for 53 years. Loving father of Christine Lovely (Alan Barr), and Catherine (David) Temple. Dear brother of Charles (Jenny), Harry (Rita), the late Janet, Peter Lovely, the late David, and Nora Lovely. Fond uncle of Anne Marie (Mike) Kelly, Debra (Joe) Devlin, Greg (Melanie) (the late Jennifer) Hardiek, John (Denise) Masse, Dawn (Michael) Brooks, Michelle (Joe) Larucci, Alison (Roberto) Cianci, Harry (Doris) Lovely, Charles Lovely, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. John had a larger-than-life personality and enjoyed sharing stories, laughs, and engaging in the lively art of conversation with his many family members and friends. He is most fondly remembered for his love of cigars, as an avid fisherman, reader, and history buff as well as his love of travel. Visitation Friday February 19, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am at Curley Funeral Home (Heeney-Laughlin Directors), 6116 W. 111 th St., Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Covid-19 guidelines for social distancing and masks to be observed by attendees. Chapel Service at 11:00am. Livestream of the Chapel Service will be available beginning at 11:00am using the link:

Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 are most appreciated. Funeral Info: Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors, 708-636-5500 or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 18, 2021.
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February 19, 2021
Deepest condolences regarding Mr. Lovely's passing. What a wonderful couple he and Carol were. I had the privilege of providing medical care to them and Carol's gentle mother. May he find joy with Christ and may those who loved him find peace
Dr. Richard Farrell
February 18, 2021
Very sorry for this loss. The entire Lovely family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rita Leary
February 17, 2021
My deepest condolences
Michael Walsh
February 17, 2021
Carol,keeping you and the girls in our prayers. We have many fond memories of John..he always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes..he will be missed
Bob and Sharon Strahlman
February 17, 2021
Heartfelt prayers to the family
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