HARVEY, MI - Nancy E. Love, age 71, of Harvey, entered eternal life Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital.
Nancy was born November 26, 1941 in Detroit, a daughter of Allen and Edith (Suffron) LaFreniere. She moved to Marquette, graduating from the Graveraet High School, and then entered Northern Michigan University, pursuing a career in nursing. She received her Licensed Practical Nurse's certification and worked for a time at the former St. Mary's Hospital. She was a dedicated, caring, and devoted professional who gave all she had to patient care. In 1973, Nancy converted to Catholicism, taking membership at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey. Possessing a lifelong love of animals, Nancy started a dog grooming business in 1991 and her reputation as a fine groomer quickly spread. She was happy that her business activities of grooming were also one of favorite hobbies, along with gardening, and being a talented cook. Nancy was a very natural, upfront and honest person who had a genuine way of dealing with people she interacted with. She loved her family unconditionally and had a very special relationship with her husband, who will remain her best friend until forever ends.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 50 1/2 years; John A. Love, whom she married May 5, 1962; her two sons, Jeffrey (Nicole) Love of San Francisco, CA and Andrew (Andria) Love of Haymarket, VA; five grandchildren, J.T, Sabrina, Alaina, Kieran and Katie Beth; and her sister, Susan (Hank) Elder of Indianapolis, IN. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Sandy LaFreniere.
The family will receive friends at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Monday, December 31, beginning at 12:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Ben Paris, pastor, as celebrant. A reception will follow in Father Gauthier Hall. Interment will be made in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter) P.O. Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.
The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com.