Dorothea I. Lowell

Date of Passing:

January 23, 2018

Lowell, Dorothea I. (Hird), 94, of Lyman Street, Riverside died peacefully on January 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John H. Lowell.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John C. and Gertrude (Swailes) Hird, she lived in Riverside for 72 years.

Mrs. Lowell was a cook for the East Providence School Department for many years.

Dorothea was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She enjoyed cooking, her summer house “The Salty Pines” and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by her children, John H. Lowell Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Foster, Charlene M. Creighton of Warren, James K. Lowell and his wife Ellen of East Providence, Maryann E. Rodrigues and her husband Daniel of North Attleboro, MA and Karen A. Perry and her husband David of Riverside; a sister Thelma McLaughlin of Jamestown; a sister in law, Sheila Hird of Florida, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Gertrude Zaram, Shirley Bell, Charles and Wallace Hird.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday January 26, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Calling hours are Friday morning 9-11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Dorothea’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd, Unit #1, East Providence, RI 02914 or RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. So sorry to the entire Lowell very extended family. Through you she has left her mark all over the world…wherever you have been the life qualities she shared with you pass on to those you encounter; hospitality, compassion, shared joy, sense of humor, love of life and love of family. I have been touched.
    Thinking of you all,
    Rhonda Malatos

  2. Sorry to hear about your mom thinking of you All at this time. God-bless you will

  3. Sandy and I are prayerfully holding you and yours in our hearts at the loss of your Mom.


  4. Dorothea was the best roommate Maria Dias could have had!!! Her beautiful family, her quick sense of humor and Birdie brought sunshine to our day! With love and appreciation, Maria Dias, Diane Lepore and Chris Fernandes

  5. To all of the Lowell family,
    Dot and John were two fabulous parents and friends to all who knew them. I have so many fun memories of times shared with Charlene and her siblings. I am so sorry for your loss-may your grief be brief and your memories provide comfort.

  6. With deepest sympathy on your loss.

  7. With deepest sympathy on your loss

  8. Maryann: I am so sorry to you and your family for the loss of your Mother. Thinking of you at this time and wishing you comfort and peace.
    Cindy Pearson

  9. So sorry for your family’s great loss.

  10. Sorry for your loss.

  11. Thinking of your entire family with this difficult time…..

  12. So sorry for your family’s loss! ❤️

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