In Loving Memory of Cheryl A. Lovegren

December 31, 1944
Upper Darby, PA
September 07, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Thursday, 5-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

September 21, 2017


Trinity Baptist Church

Memorial Service celebrating Cheryl's Life

300 North Benson Road,
CT 06824

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 PM


Family Gathering


The Research and Education Foundation of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

Trinity Baptist Church

300 North Benson Road,
CT 06824

Cheryl A. Lovegren

Cheryl A. Lovegren, age 72, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Rudolph S, Lovegren, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Upper Darby, PA, the daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn Clum, she had been a Fairfield resident for most of her adult life. Mrs. Lovegren received her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from The Kings College in Briarcliff Manor, NY and her Masters degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport. She taught briefly in Stratford prior to raising her family, and then taught in Trumbull for over 20 years. Cheryl was an active long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church in Fairfield. She delighted in time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren who meant the world to her. Survivors include three beloved children, Deanna Sheng and her husband Tony of Columbia, MD, Stephanie Edgecombe and her husband Richard of Savannah, GA and Douglas S. Lovegren and his wife Jacqueline of Monroe; five cherished grandchildren, Katie and Emily Sheng, Skyler and Brendan Edgecombe and Chase Lovegren; a loving sister, Karen Ehrhart and her husband Dale of Laurel, MD; a sister-in-law, Marie Clum La Force of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and several special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, David Clum. Friends may greet the family Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A memorial service celebrating Cheryl’s life will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. David DeVries, Pastor, officiating. The family requests guests wear any shade of blue in honor of Cheryl’s favorite color. Interment will be private in Lawncroft Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Research and Education Foundation of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), or Trinity Baptist Church, 300 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Stephanie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl many moons ago when you arrived at Skidaway for your internship, and occasionally got to see her when she visited Savannah. She was a sweet and gentle soul.
    A poem by my mother, Marilyn Grace Williams, written when her mother passed, is one of my favorites I’d like to share with you all.

    Forgive if I forget.
    You may not even know, and yet
    Th’ unkindness is to me
    When I neglect
    Amid the hustle of the working world
    To know
    That all I have to do
    Is think of you,
    And I must turn about and lift my eyes
    And gaze out through the door
    Beyond the dust
    Beyond the blue-flecked silver of the clouds
    Into the unsounded depths of space
    Wherein all lies unmeasured
    And all is infinite;
    There to sense a soul, a thought, a memory,

  2. Dear Cheryl’s family,

    Dear Family of Cheryl,
    Dear Family of Cheryl, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your regretful loss of Cheryl. She was a great teacher and wonderful person. She will be sadly missed. Please know that I would have liked to come to the services but my schedule will not allow. I will pray for Cheryl and for her guidance and patience that she showed so many at Daniels Farm in Trumbull.
    May you be blessed with peace.
    Janet Conte

  3. To the Lovegren family, I am very sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a very loving person and I can see were her children get it from. God bless you all,

  4. My heart aches for the loss of a wonder person, mother, wife and friend. The Lovegren family has been in my family for 46 years. She has been known as my Aunt and I was always able to go to her. My heart also rejoices to know that she is with our Father and now she is with Rudy.

  5. To the Lovegren Family,
    Our hearts ache for you at the passing of your Mom, but our hearts rejoice knowing she is with her Heavenly Father in glory!
    “Cherry” and I met in college the first year and we became wonderful friends. We roomed together for next three years. We both majored in Christian Ed/ Elementary Ed and went on to become teachers! She was the dearest of friends and we were so much alike! We have remained special friends for the past 55 years. We both married the “Rudys” from our class and shared many memories together not only with each other but with our families! She will be terribly missed by myself and my husband Rudy! Love you, Cherry!
    May God grant you Peace, a Peace only He can give!

  6. Deanna and family,

    Even though I did not know your Mom too well, the few times I have met her have always been a very pleasant experience. I could see what an amazingly tight bond she had with the family especially her grandchildren. This is certainly an irreparable loss, but please take comfort in the fact that you had such wonderful times with her and that she leaves behind nothing but love and blessings for all of you.