April 3, 1930 – June 20, 2018
Jeanne Marie LoVullo, a volunteer with the Junior Board of Kenmore Mercy Hospital from its inception in the late 1950s, was a woman who brimmed with energy and optimism, according to her son, Kevin.
“She was a classy woman,” he said. “She was looked upon by many with respect.”
She died Wednesday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. She was 88.
Born Jeanne Marie Flynn in Scranton, Pa., she moved to Buffalo as a teenager with her family. They lived on the top floor of the High Street Apartments.
Mrs. LoVullo was a 1948 graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School.
After graduation, she worked as an executive assistant at Trico Products in downtown Buffalo, until she married Leonard S. LoVullo in 1951.
Mrs. LoVullo had met her future husband – who was 10 years her senior – two years earlier. At the time, he was an insurance salesman with Mutual of Omaha, who later went on to become an executive with his own business.
The couple had five children.
"As my dad was building his business, she was at home raising her kids," her son said.
However, being a homemaker did not keep Mrs. LoVullo from engaging in important activities outside the home.
From 1957 to 1977, she volunteered with the Junior Board of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, and served as its president in 1969.
During that time period, Mrs. LoVullo accumulated hundreds of volunteer hours for the benefit of the hospital and its patients, according to her family.
"One of her strengths was building relationships. I think that was a factor that drew success to her, both in her family and business lives," Kevin said.
She also was a former member of the Twentieth Century Club and a volunteer for the Bristol Home from 1992 to 2000 and the Buffalo Psychiatric Center from 1992 to 2008.
Her husband died in 1991.
She remained extremely socially active and loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Colleen Burns and Elizabeth Bouskill; three sons, Leonard T., Kevin J. and Paul W.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A chapel service will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, June 25, in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.
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