Irene Medeiros Lowney

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Irene Lowney (Medeiros) of Milton, age 74, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 11, 2015. Irene was the cornerstone of her family; her husband, eight children, and 27 grandchildren meant the world to her. She is sorely missed by all.  Irene was crowned Miss Newport RI in 1956 and graduated from Durfee High School 1958. She primarily worked alongside her loving husband Dr. Charles W. Lowney as the office administrator for Lowney Medical Associates, but she was truly a Renaissance Woman. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Meetinghouse Hill Bank, Dorchester, and was heavily involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Association, working with Jerry Lewis and organizing a designer showcase in 1983. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker and licensed Building Supervisor and directed numerous projects. She also owned motels and a restaurant. She loved to travel, plan elaborate parties, and host celebrations at home.

She was the devoted wife of 55 years to Charles. Beloved daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Rego) Medeiros. Loving mother of Michelle Lowney MacDonald Shimota and her husband Tom of MN, Charles W. Lowney II and his wife Fiona L.M. Watson of VA, Maria Lowney Elkaz and her husband Dzenan of FL, Dawn Irene Karol and her husband Steven of Milton, Jeremiah J. Lowney and his wife Johnna of Milton, Timothy J. Lowney and his wife Emily of Medfield, Irene Lowney Esdale and her husband Anthony of Walpole, and Michael P. Lowney and his wife Ammy of Westwood. Cherished grandmother of Luke, Stephanie, Abby and Gabrielle; Charles Alexander; Jacqueline, Jake, Grace, Benjamin and Ava; Alexandra Irene, McKenzie, Devon and Jordan; Anthony, Sean, Charlie, Alanna, Michael and Mia; Violet, Timothy Jr. and Leo; Mattheu, Manny and Michael. Also survived by one beloved great-grandson, Christian. Irene is the sister of Joseph Medeiros and his wife Delores of Fall River, James and his wife Nancy of Fall River, Lewis Medeiros and his wife Jacqueline of FL, George Medeiros and his wife Pamela of Wilmington, Cecelia Machado (and her late husband Arthur) of RI, Mary Lamothe and her husband Maurice of FL, Hilda Levesque and her husband Donald of Assonet, Beverly Weston and her husband John of TN and the late Delfina Starkey, Diamentina Hiland, Deolinda Wulterkens, Maria Medeiros and Pauline Perry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Pius X Church, 101 Wolcott Road, Milton, Monday May 18 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday 4 -8 PM. Committal services in Milton Cemetery following Mass.

Donations in memory of Irene  may be made to the Haitian Health (97 Sherman St. Norwich CT 06360) or Family (1069 S. Robert Street, W. St. Paul, MN 55118).