Jean Elizabeth Love


Jean Elizabeth Carr Love, 87, formerly of 27 Main Street, died early Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, where she had been a patient since Friday.

Born on May 7, 1930 in Watertown, NY, she was the only child of the late Robert and Julia Prunier Carr. She graduated from Antwerp High School in 1947 and attended Watertown School of Commerce.

Jean worked for the Northern New York Trust Co., Watertown, NY until 1951, raised her family and then in the 1960's she worked as a cafeteria monitor for Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, NY until retiring in the early 1970's.

She married Carlton L. "Paul" Love on May 20, 1951 at the First Congregational Church of Antwerp, with the Rev. L.C. Jackman, officiating. After marriage, the couple moved into the family home where she was raised. Carlton died August 1, 2000, then she moved to Calcium, NY to be near family in November of 2000.

She was a member and Past President of the Antwerp American Legion, Post No. 916, a member of the First Congregational Church of Antwerp where she was active as pianist, organist and sang in the choir.

Jean enjoyed watching TV, football, NASCAR races, puzzle books and reading.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and LeRoy Baumgart, Athens, AL; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Robert and Gabrielle Love, Gig Harbor, WA, John and Carmie Love, Calcium, NY, Kevin and Marie Love, West Seneca, NY; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 4 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Rev. Genevieve M. Dox, officiating. Private burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Antwerp, NY.

Calling hours will be 1-4 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Black River Ambulance, Inc., 121 LeRay Street, Black River, NY 13612.

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