1951 - 2021
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LOWRY, Paul S. Passed peacefully away February 1st. A partner at KPMG, he devoted himself to his work, overcoming serious health problems to pursue excellence in his field. Mr. Lowry was born in Albuquerque, NM and grew up in Norman, OK, the son of Anne D. Lowry and William H. Lowry. After graduating from Norman High School ('69) as a National Merit Scholar, he graduated from Williams College with a Political Science degree and from Yale Law School ('76). Between college years, he spent a summer as an intern for Credit Lyonnais polishing his French language skills. Prior to joining KPMG, he was employed at Bank of Boston while studying to become a CPA. Paul was a relentless collector of things that interested him. As a boy he collected coins and stamps and when vacationing with his family in Colorado, boxed, labeled and categorized a collection of rocks and minerals. A bassoonist with a love of classical music, he had many albums in that genre. Later, as a young man living and working in the Boston area, Paul roamed flea markets and antique shows looking for Depression glass and china. These interests were pursued vigorously at those rare times when he was not working late hours developing his skills as a tax attorney. A lifelong love of plants was formed at an early age, and he became an accomplished gardener with an amazing knowledge and appreciation of perennials, shrubs, and trees with an aptitude for creating landscapes in harmony with their spaces. On Sundays he could be found at the Arnold Arboretum with his brother, wandering the paths, studying the specimens. Sadly, in 1988 he contracted a virus that triggered an autoimmune response that could not be repressed by his doctors. His physical disabilities were severe, and would become progressively debilitating over a more than three decade period. He threw himself entirely into work, where he unfailingly demonstrated his loyalty, integrity, intelligence and worth. He was consistently kind and gentle to everyone he encountered, taking a keen interest in their lives and families and conversing at length on all manner of topics. Both the colleagues with whom he worked and the clients he worked for, maintained their allegiance to him, and respect for his work and service, even as his physical health declined. Paul made a life for himself that was meaningful. He will be greatly missed by his circle of family and friends, co-workers and clients who know what a remarkable person he was. Mr. Lowry is survived by his sister, Margaret Lowry, her husband, Bradley Steele, their children, Peter Steele, and Laura Steele, of Winchester and Somerville, and his longtime caregiver, Edelmira Figueroa and her family. Due to the pandemic, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. He will be interred in Belmont Cemetery. Online guestbook at

Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 13 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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Meghan Costa
February 26, 2021
In my 20 years at KPMG as an executive assistant I worked with Paul numerous times. He taught me so much regarding tax, always patient and explained in ways I understood. My husband, Paul Reardon who passed away in December, worked there for 38 years and had a great friendship with him. They would talk endlessly and Paul L. was always grateful for his assistance. From the day we got married Paul L. Would call me Mrs. Reardon and chuckle. I am sure they are having many chats together in Heaven. Paul Lowry will be greatly missed, RIP.
Priscilla Reardon
February 22, 2021
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Michelle Plakas-Kaiser
February 17, 2021
Denise Devereux
February 16, 2021
Mark Andruss
February 15, 2021
I can say that I never met Paul in person, but worked with him and spoke over the phone many times in the past decade as our paths crossed at KPMG.
I hadn't been aware of his health issues in the past which speaks to his gentle demeanor that he was able to address the issue at hand.
My most recent interactions with Paul were quite literally at the beginning of the pandemic when he agreed to help me navigate a client deadline from March 30th to April 15th of 2020, which was a timeline neither of us had anticipated. Paul was very kind gentle soul in his interactions, but also always a professional and a strong technician in his craft. I only had a short time to call him my Partner, and I'm sad to hear of his passing, my condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
Jackson Oliver
February 15, 2021
I worked with Paul early in my career. He was an unparalleled mentor, a brilliant professional, and a good friend. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family.
Robert Rothery
February 5, 2021
I had the great fortune to work with Paul for over 30 years while working at various companies. Paul was easily the the most brilliant consultant I ever worked with and an even better human being. My deepest condolences go to Paul´s family and loved ones. He will be sorely missed.
James McNeill
February 5, 2021
Deepest condolences to Paul´s family. I had the pleasure of working with Paul at KPMG. A true professional and wonderful human being highly valued and respected by clients and colleagues alike. Rest In Peace. Bob Decelles Retired KPMG partner.
Robert Decelles
February 4, 2021
My condolences to Paul's family and colleagues. He was trusted advisor and shepherded our firm and myself through turbulent times.
Charles Thayer, M.D.
February 4, 2021
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