Charles W. Lovejoy, Jr. ’50

Charles W. Lovejoy, Jr. ’50 died on July 13, 2008, in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Born in Rumford, Maine in 1927, he graduated from Winchester High School in 1945 and served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. At Bowdoin, he was captain of the football team, a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and a member of the Meddiebempsters. After graduation, he was commissioned and recalled to active duty and attended the Naval Intelligence School in Washington, D.C. He was subsequently posted as Assistant U.S. Naval Attaché to the U. S. Embassy in Japan with the rank of Lieutenant, Senior Grade. Following his Naval service, he worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street and later in Boston. In 1976, he started his own antique restoration business, working with many local clients as well as with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He married Janet Spinney in 1968, and they moved to Duxbury, where he was a member of the Duxbury Historical Society and the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee. He was an avid reader, a builder of miniature ships, a bird watcher, and a Red Sox fan. He was a vestryman of the Church of the Epiphany in New York City and later served as a trustee and deacon of the Pilgrim Church in Duxbury. He is survived by his wife Janet; two daughters, Susan B. LeBlanc of Doylestown, Penn., and Constance D. Lovejoy of Duxbury; a son, James M. Lovejoy of Bedford, N.H.; a sister, Virginia Allyn of Marion, Mass.; and three grandchildren.