Assistant treasurer at State Street Bank

 Published in the January 7, 2016 edition

NASHUA, NH — Charles Frederick Loveys, Jr., 95, of Nashua, NH (formerly of North Reading and Goffstown, NH), passed away at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare Center in Nashua on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Due to failing health, he and his wife had moved in with their daughter and her husband, Carol and Lloyd Butler of Nashua, in 2006.

He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on May 24, 1920, son of the late Gladys (Martin) and Charles Frederick Loveys, Sr. He attended the Melrose  school system where he played tennis, hockey and skied. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1938. Following graduation he worked as a bookkeeper for Trimount Dredging Corp in Boston until he enlisted in the US Navy and served as a radioman at the AmphibTraBases in Portsmouth VA and Little Creek VA, until 1945. Mr. Loveys was the husband of the late Shirley (Crain) Loveys whom he married on January 23, 1944, and with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage. Their loving and devoted marriage has been the foundation on which their families have based their own marriages and family life.

Following his discharge from the Navy, he went to work for State Street Bank and Trust Co. located in Boston and Quincy, and retired in 1982 at which time he was an Assistant Treasurer working in personnel. His gentle soul, compassion for others and ability to arbitrate wisely earned him the respect of all he encountered not only throughout the bank but in his personal life as well. Charlie was an avid gardener, reader, crossword puzzle buff and tennis player, playing tennis into his early 80’s. His family was extremely important to him and he was so proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved all the animals that were part of Lloyd and Carol’s family, especially their dog, Sassy.

While living in North Reading, he was an active member of the Union Congregational Church and then transferred his membership to First Church Manchester when they moved to Goffstown.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Loveys Butler and her husband Lloyd of Nashua; a son, R. Kent Loveys and his wife Joanne of Derry; his five grandchildren, Jason R. Butler and his wife Lynnette of Maynard, MA, Adam K. Butler and his wife Noelle of Kittery Point, ME, Seth A. Butler and his wife Catherine of Newmarket, NH, Michelle Loveys Dozier and her husband Christopher of Grantham, NH, and Kristen Loveys Messinger and her husband Kendall of Syracuse, NY; and his ten great–grandchildren, Thomas, Ronald, Jamie, Samantha, Quinn, Greta, Shay, Kade, Noah and Joanna Joy; his sister, Nancy Eldredge of Ocean Park, ME; two nieces, Lisa Chaloner and husband Jim and Judy Root and her husband Chris; and many other nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at The First Church (Congregational) U.C.C., One Concord Street, Nashua on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11 A.M. Friends and family are invited to attend. Internment will be at Riverside Cemetery in North Reading at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to either the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064 or the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements,, (603-883-3401).