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Mary Ann Lovern, postal worker, pub owner Jan. 8, 1941 -- Jan. 31, 2006

Mary Ann Lovern, a retired Derby postal worker and Angola pub owner, died Jan. 31 in Oak Island, N.C., after a lengthy illness. She was 65.

Born Mary Ann Manley in Buffalo, she graduated from Immaculata Academy. She married Martin J. Lovern in 1960, and the couple moved to Derby.

During the 1970s, Mrs. Manley was a postal employee for several years. In 1983, she and her husband became co-owners of the Shamrock Pub in Angola, which they operated for six years.

When the couple sold the pub in 1989, they retired and moved to Oak Island.

Mrs. Lovern was a member of the Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program and the SPCA in Derby, and was a volunteer at
J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, N.C., for five years.

She enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, making crafts, rescuing stray dogs and cats, and traveling.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 46 years are three daughters, Michelle Neumeister and Valarie Rechin, both of Silver Creek, and Madonna of Cheektowaga; a son, Kristian of Dunkirk; a sister, Marguerite Wishrad of Rochester, N.H.; three brothers, Patrick Manley of Derby, Leo Manley of Lexington, Ky., and Michael Manley of Sylvania, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 22 Prospect St., Angola.


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