Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


Frederick W. Lovegrove

July 8, 1962February 5, 2020
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Frederick W. Lovegrove Jr., 57, passed away February 5, 2020.

He was the son of Frederick W. Lovegrove Sr. and the late Edelmira (Sandel) Monteagudo; loving husband of Mariela Lovegrove; devoted father to Lisette, Alexandria, and Adrianna Lovegrove; doting grandfather to Alayla Guillermo and the late Adonis W. Guillermo; brother of Angela Lovegrove, Crystal Lovegrove, Francisco Vieira, Danielle Pires, Darlene Canales, Stacey Pires, Ryan Lovegrove, and Kelly Lovegrove; he also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Lovegrove, as he was affectionately called by students, dedicated many years to serving the students of Esek Hopkins Middle School as a Dean and coach of several sports. He was also a brilliant artist whose artwork could be seen on the walls around the school. The titles he wore with the most pride were Dad and Poppa.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. in the PONTARELLLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Angel Names Association, Po Box 423, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Frederick W. Lovegrove

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Adonis Guillermo

February 16, 2020

I never met you grandpa. I hear wonderful things about you. I love you grandpa. I wished that I could have met you.

Tom Garcia

February 16, 2020

I am so thankful that you acknowledged me as your son despite being a product of an extra marital affair. When I came to visit you, you immediately embraced me like a father would hug a son. For the past five years, you have been a true role model to me. I love you dad. My lasting memory of us is when we hung out at the strip club and chatted with Sparkle for at least 3 hours.

Alexa Fontanez

February 14, 2020

Mr. Lovegrove was more than a dean,a coach,or an advocate .
He was a father,grandpa,brother,uncle,son.
He was one of my father figures .
He had a very special personality he was smart,funny,kind,caring.
He always wanted me to do better in school.
Mr. Lovegrove was someone you can trust .
Someone you can talk to .
Someone who had you're back no matter what .
And he loved to help people .
He was somebody who actually cared .
Someone you could joke around with .
Mr. Lovegrove was someone very special .
He may be gone but he's not gone in my heart .

Lorraine Roderick

February 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of Frederick Lovegrove, especially to Angie. I'm so sorry for your loss of your brother at such a young age. May Our Lord comfort you as you mourn this sudden loss knowing that many friends share your grief.

Kelly West

February 13, 2020

Marty & family - my deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband/father. My thoughts are with you in this time of grief and always.

Kelly West

Joy Cervone

February 12, 2020

Fred & Family- I am seldom at a loss of words. Well, this past week has been one of those rare occasions. Since I started working at a Hopkins close to 18 years ago, you were always a mentor and an inspiration. I will always remember our countless conversations, banter about football (Go ‘Boys and Bears) and how you treated everyone with respect. I already miss our 745 am greetings while you cleared the third floor. May your family be comforted by all of the memories as well as the lives you have greatly impacted. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Angel Brown

February 12, 2020

To the family of Mr. Lovegrove,
My prayers are with you all. I have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lovegrove when there was any sports event that he coached. I would always say “Coach take it easy on West Broadway “ and he would just laugh at me. After the game I would go over and I would give him a handshake and a hug and tell him , “Good game Coach”. I will miss him this year at the games.
Mrs. Brown,
West Broadway Middle School

Ken Drake

February 11, 2020


You were a guiding light in the building and always there for the students, other staff members, and administration. You will be greatly missed by the whole Esek Hopkins Middle School Family, present as well as past. I thank you for being such a welcoming staff member after my transfer over from another middle school in the district. You never made me feel like an outsider from the start. Thank you again for your example to us all.
Rest in peace brother.

Genesis Moratalla

February 11, 2020

Lovegrove was more then just an administrator and coach to me he was like the father I never had he looked after me, go me to class, made me focus in school, even knew the exact stairwell where I would cry when something would be going on. Lovegrove was an AMAZING INCREDIBLE person and will ALWAYS be remembered and I thank you lovegrove for getting me out of a situation that had me in my darkest place I never got the chance to thank you or tell you how you impacted my life and how much you are important to me

Rest In Peace Lovegrove and fly high you deserve it

Lisa Mota

February 11, 2020

I am the mother of Dominic Mota, at EHMS. Although I did not know you for a very long time, for the short time that you were in Dominic's life in school, I am very grateful and I appreciate everything. Dominic looked forward to going to school every morning and seeing you. He would come home and talk about how cool and so nice you were. You will be missed so much by all of your students and especially Dominic. May you rest in eternal peace forever.