Lovett, D. Elaine (Murphy), age 91, of Milton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Lovett. Devoted mother of Elaine F. Lovett of Milwaukee, WI, Virginia M. Andry and her husband Christopher of Melrose, Joanne M. Folan and her late husband Colman of Braintree and William J. Lovett and his wife Kirsten of North Andover. Sister of the late Francis S. Murphy Jr, and Virginia M. White. Elaine was the cherished aunt of Allan White of East Bridgewater and numerous Lovett nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren gave her the most joy, Joseph, Benjamin, Emily, Sophie, and Alexander Rizzo; Conor and Hannah Andry; Joseph Folan; Kate and Paul Lovett. Retired teacher of the Boston Public Schools. Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth Church, Milton, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Downey School PAC, 55 Electric Ave. Brockton, MA 02302
Elaine grew up in the Neponset section of Dorchester and attended Saint Ann’s Elementary School then Girl’s High School where she began to pursue her musical interest. She graduated from Boston Teacher’s College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree as well as her Master’s Degree in Education. She began her career as a Kindergarten Teacher in the Boston Public Schools at The Lucy Stone School in Dorchester. She then met and married Joseph Lovett in 1958. In the years to follow, they became devoted parents to their four children. Motherhood was her priority although she was active in many church functions including participating as the soloist on many occasions at St. James Church in Stoughton.
Later in life, she resumed her vocation as an educator in the Boston Public Schools, in addition to serving as the Children’s Choir Director at Saint Mary’s of the Hills. Bowling and bingo with friends was also a favorite pastime. Traveling with her dearest Joe and family brought many smiles to her face. Last, but by no means least, her secret chocolate cookie recipe brought a smile to everyone’s face. Mom we love you and you will be deeply missed.