NEWPORT – Leslie J. Lovley, 76, died April 19, 2004, at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born April 6, 1928, at Washburn, a son of Clarence and Una (Boulier) Lovley. Les was a well-known area businessman for the past 40-years. He was a former trustee of the Carmel Union Congregational Church and was an avid golfer and bowler. He is survived by his wife, Gail of Newport and Lake Worth, Fla.; his children, Linda and husband, Tom Walsh of Sunset Key, Fla., Gregory and wife, Deborah Lovley, of Newport, Scott and wife, Jeri Lovley, of Plymouth, and Donald Davis III of Corinna; two brothers, Duane and wife, Doris Ann Lovley, of Newport, and Merwyn and wife, Judy Lovley, of Hermon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Gayle Adams. Relatives and invited guests may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery, Carmel, later in the spring.