Evelyn F. (Crehan) Lowe, 89, of Norton, formerly of Randolph, passed away after a brief illness Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital Northeast in Stoughton.
She was the wife of the late Fred E. Lowe. Born in Medford Aug. 22, 1923 she was daughter of the late Francis M. and Theresa L. (Fogel) Crehan.
Evelyn grew up in Medford, Dorchester and Hyde Park, and was a 1941 graduate of Hyde Park High School. During WWII she served her country as a member of the United States Coast Guard. She was honorably discharged from the service April 4, 1946 with the rank of Yeoman First Class.
A dedicated homemaker to her family, Mrs. Lowe raised her six children after the death of her husband Fred. She had also worked at the Shawmut Bank in Boston. Following a 23 year career spent at Shawmut Bank, she retired in 1988 as a data entry manager.
A resident of Norton for the past 16 years, she was a former longtime resident of Randolph. Evelyn was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Norton and while residing in Randolph was a parishioner of St. Bernadette’s Church.
Evelyn loved gardening, solving crossword puzzles, playing electronic poker games and will always be remembered for her exceptional cooking skills. She was also a member of “The Club” where she enjoyed getting together and socializing with girlfriends from Hyde Park and had formerly attended the Mansfield Adult Day Care Center.
She is survived by her children, Michael Lowe and his wife Ann of Middleboro, Maureen Lowe of Hanson, Stephen Lowe and his wife Joanne of Abington, Christine Brewster of Pembroke, Peggy Lowe of Norton and Denise Hayes of Assonet; her sisters Katherine Crehan of Mashpee and Ann O’Rourke and her husband Joseph of New Jersey; her eight grandchildren Sean, Julie, Erin, Kristin, Jonathan, Joshua, Kayla and Nick; her six great grandchildren; and her many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Dennis Lowe and her sister Carolyn Sacco and her husband Henry.
Her Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 1 Power St., Norton. Burial with military honors will follow at 12:45 p.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 7th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.
Due to the limitation of flowers allowed at the National Cemetery, Evelyn’s family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road #400, Waltham, MA 02451.
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