John Edward Lowther Sr.
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Newburyport - John Edward Lowther Sr., also known as "Papa," age 88, longtime resident of Newburyport, passed in the quiet comfort of his home on Saturday evening, November 16, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Born in Haverhill, November 2, 1931, John was the son of the late George and Catherine (Lowes) Lowther and attended schools in Haverhill.

Settling in Newburyport after his marriage to Eleanor M. Bailey, they raised their family of seven children, and enjoyed the great pleasure of their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. John was a hard working man and wonderful provider, having worked as a Manager at Cargocaire in Amesbury. His family always came first, they were the driving force in his life. His happiness came from seeing his family happy.

His kindness and generosity will always be remembered by his children, Patricia O'Donnell, Donna M. Nida, Sharon L. Dow, Kathleen M. Lowther and Jeanne A. Lane; his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, including granddaughter, Shannon Sachetti and husband Adam and their two children, Madsion and Austin, who were by his side throughout his illness; his brother, Roger Lowther, along with several generations of nieces and nephews; extended family and dear friends. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor M. Lowther in 1997; his son, John E. Lowther Jr., in 2017; his daughter, Susan M. West in 2011; his grandson, John Michael Lowther in 1996; and his brother, Robert Lowther.

Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at People's United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase Street, Newburyport, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Highland Cemetery, where he will be reunited with his beloved wife Eleanor; his son, John Jr.; his daughter, Susan; and his grandson, John Michael.
Published on November 20, 2019


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Marie B Gates
Nov 20, 2019