Dennis V. Lovley
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Dennis Lovley passed away on July 9, 2022 at the age of 79 in his hometown of Southington. His battle with medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile, staying strong until the end.
Dennis Lovley was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dear friend. He was born on May 7th, 1943 in Presque Isle, Maine. Dennis is survived by his wife, Eileen Lovley; son, Mark Lovley; sister, Donna Marti; brother, Kevin Lovley; beloved granddaughter; Alyssa Lovley, Ren?e Meuse future daughter-in-law, and many extended family members and friends he held very close to his heart.
With a last name that suited him well in every way, Dennis was a lovely man who would light up a room just by being in it. His infectious smile, pleasant personality, charming spirit, and kindness to others was unprecedented. For those that were blessed to know him understood his extraordinary unconditional love for life.
Dennis enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for his family and friends. On weekends, neighborhood friends would gather around his card table to enjoy his food, stories about his world travels, stock market predictions and business advice. He had a passionate love affair with the casino and had fun winning or losing, but winning was always better, of course. Against many odds, he mastered winning and succeeding in many aspects of his life.
At just 17 years old, Dennis met the love of his life, Eileen, while in high school. They cherished 56 beautiful years together, including many nights as a young couple booking music and club venues for some of the hottest music groups out at the time. It was love at first sight for them both, and she supported his business efforts every step of the way.
Together, they had one child: Mark, who inherited Dennis's quick wit, Setback skills, and zest for life. Mark was his pride and joy, best friend, and business partner, of whom he enjoyed owning a golf course with and seeking out spectacular golf courses around the world, naming many of their real estate developments after their favorites.
As a previous home builder and owner of both a lumber and limo company, Dennis was recognized and remembered all over New England leaving an impression everywhere he went and with everyone he met. His life didn't come to an end with his death. Dennis was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by sharing his stories and kindness and living their lives to the fullest.
The family would like to thank the staff at Southington Health Care for their sincere compassion and respect they showed Dennis and his family.
Visiting hours will be from 12-4pm on Sunday, July 17th at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Monday, July 18th at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery.
The family invites all friends to honor Dennis at a celebration of life at the Aqua Turf in Southington on Monday, July 18th at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave, Southington, CT 06489.
For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com