SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 18, 2013

Lt. Francis J. Lowery Jr., 87


Peabody — Francis J. Lowry Jr., 87, beloved husband of Mildred (Rogers) Lowry of Peabody and a retired Police Lieutenant for the City of Lynn, died peacefully on Monday afternoon at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, while in the comforting presence of his family.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Mary (Curran) Lowry Sr. He grew up there and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. He later graduated from Anna Maria College, and earned a master's degree from Northeastern University in criminal justice. He had lived in Peabody for the last 40 years.

Mr. Lowry was a veteran of World War II, with patriotic service in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for General Electric for a short time, and then started with the Lynn Police Department. He worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant, serving 35 years on the department before retiring 22 years ago.

Frank enjoyed his career, and then in retirement, traveled all over the world with his wife. He was happiest when returning home to be with his family, and especially cherished time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his, wife, Mildred (Rogers) Lowry of Peabody, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; two daughters, Debra Lowry of Andover, and Gayle and her husband, Ed Tringale of Peabody; a son, Francis Lowry III and his wife, Mary, of Peabody; seven grandchildren, Daniel Berman and his wife, Lindsay, and Jason Berman, Tyler and Abigayle Tringale, and Francis Lowry IV, and Michael and Sydney Lowry; three brothers, Bill Lowry of Peabody, Thomas Lowry of Newburyport, and Ronald Lowry of NH; two sisters, Mary Jane Comeau of Peabody, and Susan Felteau of California; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Murphy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday December 20, at 9 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Lynnfield. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for his obituary and to leave condolences.