LOWNEY, WILLIAM, R., SR., DO., 68, died Monday, January 19, 2009 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of Marilyn M. (Manchester) Lowney and a son of the late Jeremiah J. and Auxelia (Menard) Lowney.
Dr. Lowney was a graduate of Coyle High School, Taunton, MA, Temple University School of Pharmacy and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and served his surgical residency at Maine Osteopathic and Cranston General Hospitals. Dr. Lowney served as chief of surgery, staff president and was a member of the Board of Trustees at the former Cranston General Hospital. He was a member of the surgical staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center from 1993 until his retirement in 2004. He was the former owner of Cranston Surgical Associates and was a member of the RI Health Care Review Board. He was a medical officer in the US Army during the Vietnam war.
William was the father of Kimberly A. Zizza, William R. Lowney, Jr., Eileen L. Wynne, Susan L. Maloney, and the late Joan C. Lowney; grandfather of Michael, Jay, Samantha, Faith, Jarod, Paige, Emily, Liam, Brooke and Riley; brother of Dr. Jeremiah J., Dr. Charles W., Sgt. Daniel T. (MA State Police), Attorney Patrick E., Dr. Michael J., Dr. Timothy P., Dr. John D., Dr. Joseph F. Lowney, Theresa A. Raymond, Mary F. Levrault and the late Leonard Lowney. He was a loving father-in-law to Dr. Vincent J. Zizza, Joan A. Lowney, Patrick S. Wynne and Patrick E. Maloney.
His funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Church at 10 am. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Haitian Health Foundation, 97 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360 will be appreciated. Information and guestbook, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 21, 2009