Bernice Gloria Lovejoy

BENTON – Bernice Gloria Lovejoy, 84, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on April

22, 2021. Born Nov. 2, 1936, in Oakland, Maine. She was the eldest daughter of

15 children born to Clarence Arthur and Christine (Decker) Blodgett.

Known as Bunny to many, she worked at Norrwock Shoe Company in Norridgewock, farmed for several years, worked at Northeast Dodge and Toyota in Waterville, and for Colonial Manor (Willows) Nursing Care. She was also a seamstress. Bunny retired in May of 2000.

She belonged to The Road Knights Motorcycle Club of Bangor, Maine from 1965-2002. She was a member of the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, where she had served on the church board and previously taught Sunday school.

Bunny was a quilt maker and loved gardening, doing word search puzzles, and writing poems. A poem she wrote titled ”Grandma’s Cleaning Day” was published in a book of poetry in 2001.

On Sept. 20, 1957, she married Herman H. Lovejoy. After Herman’s fathers passing in 1958, they moved in with Rebecca Lovejoy (Herman’s mother) in Benton. Herman and Bernice had three children, Herman E. Pamela, and Melissa. Herman and Bernice divorced in 1980.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Christine Blodgett; her brothers, Earlon “Gus” Blodgett and his wife, Shirley, Gerald “Joe” Blodgett, Brian Blodgett and his wife, Linda; and her sister, Priscilla Garland.

Bunny is survived by her son, Herman E. Lovejoy and his wife, Kendra; her daughters, Pamela Coffin and her husband, Neil, Melissa Starbird and her husband, Alan; her grandchildren, Noah Lovejoy, Lucas Lovejoy, Jarrod Pooler (wife Jessica), and Renee Pooler; her great grandchildren, Tristan, Brenna, and Logan and another great-granddaughter is expected in the fall.

She is also survived by her brothers, Clarence A. Blodgett and his wife, Lena, Donald Blodgett and his wife, Jean, Ronnie Blodgett and his wife, Martha, Terry Blodgett and his wife, Maureen, Stevie Blodgett and his wife, Ellen; her sisters, Carolyn Vining and her husband, William “Bill”, Norma Wentworth and her husband, Neil, Janey Blodgett, Christine “Debbie” Demo and her husband, Mark, and Donna Blodgett; her sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Blodgett; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside┬Ě service will be announced at a later date.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com .

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Fairfield Church of The Nazarene

PO Box 146

Fairfield, ME 04937

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