Rosemary Ann LoweryFebruary 15,2014
Rosemary Ann Lowery
Rosemary Ann Lowery
BARRE TOWN — Rosemary Ann Lowery, 60, of 40 Lague Lane, lost her courageous battle with cancer early Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and in the arms of her devoted husband of 40-plus years.
Born Jan. 23, 1954, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Ross and Margaret M. (Rivers) MacAuley Sr. and attended local schools, graduating from Marion High School in 1972.
On April 28, 1973, she married her soul mate, Michael Lowery, in St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Graniteville. The couple spent their entire married life in Barre Town.
She was employed by the Barre City Elementary School as a kitchen supervisor for over 30 years. Rosemary spoke often of her “work” family and the close friendships she developed with them over the years.
Rosemary loved watching Court TV, sometimes getting into deep conversations and analysis on the merits of the cases with her brother-in-law. She also enjoyed her computer, emailing friends, checking the latest weather forecasts, playing computer games, reading the Reader’s Digest, crossword puzzles and knitting. Family was very important to her, dedicating her life to her husband, Mike, their children and grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Scott Lowery and Keith Lowery, and a daughter, Amy LaPrade, and her husband, Chad, all of Barre Town, along with eight grandchildren: Ross, Aidan, Kayla, Drew, Ayvah, Brayden, Liam and Maddy. Also surviving are four brothers: Dennis Barney and Wendell Barney, of Williamstown, Steven Barney, of East Barre, and Edward MacAuley, of Barre. She also leaves behind her only sister, Hilda Green, of Waterbury Center.
Rosemary was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, James Barney and Ross MacAuley Jr.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. A private interment will take place at a later date.
Friends and family may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or to the National Life Cancer Treatment Center, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05602.
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