Lois Donovan

Obituary of Lois Marion Donovan


EAST GREENBUSH, Lois Marion Donovan passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Lois was born in Albany, New York, the daughter of George A. Lovely Sr. and Marion E. Lovely (Jamynski) of Averill Park.  

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Donovan,  daughters Lois Green and Brenda Donovan, 9 loving grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


She is predeceased by her daughter Lisa Elizabeth Donovan and her 5 brothers Ernest, Edward, George, Raymond and Russell Lovely.

Lois was the Owner/Operator of the hair salon Shear Power in East Greenbush, NY for 47 years.

Lois married her Averill Park High School sweetheart and celebrated 60+ years of matrimony.  She loved spending time with family and friends but the true apples of her eye were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Lois is most fondly remembered as Mimi to all who loved her.  Lois enjoyed antiquing along the coast of Maine and beach time with the grandchildren.  She loved and cared deeply for her pets and others.  She fed and rescued wildlife and occasionally sheltered a possum or two in an outdoor construction.  She enjoyed occasional trips to the Saratoga racino with girlfriends, but when Sunday came she filled her cup in God's house at Northway Church with pastors Buddy & Debbie Cremeans.  She could be seen near the back not sitting, but standing with a joyous song in her heart during worship.  When Christmas season was approaching she was in full gear, to bring magic in her home for all who came near.  From inside and outside with lights and wreaths, the bows and giant Santa were all really neat.  Every corner, every wall, every table big or small displayed Christmas enchantment for the young and all.  It is no surprise Jesus extended her stay to witness her tradition be carried out her best way.  Mimi will forever be The Christmas Star watching over her family.  Pure as a blanket of snow, her soul arrived in Heaven cancer and dementia free, you can now picture her dancing with family.  She will be forever loved "Til The Twelth of Never".

Service to be held March 29 at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorials may be made in Lois' name to the Alzheimers Association or The Humane Society

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Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc.
165 Columbia Tpk
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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