William Thomas "Bill" Lowney III
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Lowney, III, William T.
William (Bill) Thomas Lowney, III of Fairfield, CT died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in his favorite town, Boston, following a brief illness. Born December 13, 1935 in Somerset, MA he was the son of William and Irene Collins Lowney. Bill and his brother Jerome grew up in Somerset where they developed a lifelong devotion to the Red Sox. Bill was a proud Eagle Scout, carrying his certificate in the front of his wallet all of his life. He graduated from his beloved Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in history and then received his Master's degree in education and administration from Fairfield University. He taught as a Brother of the Holy Cross for 10 years in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Ultimately, he found his calling as an extraordinary, inspired and much-loved teacher of "the crazy eights", teaching Darien public school 8th graders about American history and leading student trips to explore Washington DC and Boston, MA. Although his own talents were recognized throughout his career, his students' achievements meant more to him. He married Joan Manning in January 1966 and they raised their family in Fairfield, CT. Bill is survived by his wife, Joan of Fairfield, daughter Meghan of Bridgeport, son Liam and his wife Kerri Spillane of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and two cherished grandchildren, brother Jerome Lowney and his wife Mickey, sister-in-law Nancy MacFarland and her husband Garth, and brothers-in law John Manning and his wife Joey and Barry Manning and his wife Margie and fourteen nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Bill was predeceased by daughter Shannon Elizabeth Lowney (12/30/94). An informal Irish send-off in celebration of Bill's life is planned for Sunday September 29, 2013 from 12-4pm at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion, 401 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. A brief program will begin at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, a gift in Bill's memory may be made to the charity of your choice or to: Shannon Lowney Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o The High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield, Inc. P.O. Box 682 Fairfield, CT 06824 or Bill Lowney Lighthouse Support, Martha's Vineyard Museum P.O. Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539. For information or to send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com




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Published in Connecticut Post on Sep. 1, 2013.
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September 7, 2013
He was such a good friend to so many teachers and students.
Gerard Coulombe
September 3, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
He was always great to be around
Kevin and Penny Flynn
September 2, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts from a voice from the past. Simone Caron
September 2, 2013
So very sorry to hear of your profound loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Emily Cox-Cicale
September 2, 2013
There are no words to say except my heart and deepest sympathy. Bill was a very special person. Hugs to all of you. I lit a candle in the grotto on Saturday for him and all of you. Love
Jeanne Tyler
September 1, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
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