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Donald Joseph Lowe Sr. (1935-2020)

FARMINGTON - On the 11th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 2020, Donald Joseph Lowe Sr., 85, of Farmington, entered into his eternal home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1935 at home in Westborough, Mass., the son of William F. Lowe and Margaret E. Dempsey Lowe. He attended the Harvey School, Eli Whitney School, and graduated from Westborough High School in 1954.

In September, Donald was hired by J.J. Newbury stores and traveled 3 states converting their stores to self-service. While working in Endicott, NY, Donald met and married Rebecca Traver, and the next year Donald Jr. Was born. The growing family then moved back to Westborough where Donald worked in the Lowe family stores. Donald and Rebecca had three more children together, Margaret, Eric and Jill.

In 1972, Donald purchased his own general store in Sanford. Donald and Rebecca owned and operated that store for 5 years and then moved to Weld, where he was employed by Bass Shoe Co. For the next 9 years. Donald then moved to South Bristol where he worked the next 10 years at Lincoln Academy as head custodian, until he retired at age 62. For the next 8 years, he drove a school bus for the Bristol Consolidated School and retired again at the age of 70. Later in life, Donald married Angelina, and the two of them resided on Knowlton Corner Road in Farmington until his final days.

Donald is survived by Angelina and her children; Donald’s children, Donald Lowe Jr. And his wife Alicia, Margaret (Lowe) Tatro and her husband Tom, Eric Lowe, Jill (Lowe) Schmid and her husband Daniel; his brother, William Lowe and wife Doris; his late brother Eldon’s wife, Jean Lowe; his late brother Jim’s wife, Joan Lowe; his childhood friend Shelly Masterson; ; and his grandchildren, Jamie, Patrick, Jessica, David, Peter, Justin, Thomas, Daniel, Joseph, Mark, Matthew, April, Elijah, Courtney, Clint, and Emmy. He was predeceased in life by his first wife and mother of his children, Rebecca; and his brothers, Richard, Eldon, and twins John and Jim.

Donald asked to be remembered first and foremost for giving his life to Jesus Christ and accepting the Lord’s gift of salvation and eternal life. Donald will likewise be remembered for the twinkle in his eye and his extraordinary sense of humor. In his last days, he expressed a desire that every person reading these words would give their heart to Jesus Christ and be granted the salvation and eternal rest that Donald found in the Heaven his Lord prepared for him.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. To Mr. Lowe's entire family -- my condolences for your loss. I just wanted to also say thank you for way his obituary encourages all who read it to seek the Lord and give their lives to Him.

    I didn't know Mr. Lowe, nor do I know any of the family members listed, but I too gave my heart to Jesus many years ago and pray that all who read this man's obituary would turn to the only One who can their souls.
    God Bless!

  2. So sorry to the entire lowe family. Don was great man and will be missed by many .. just keep those great memories close to your heart. ♥️♥️♥️they will get you thru the diffcult days.. my deep condolences to all..

  3. I will miss seeing Don at the Post Office. He always kept me up to date on all the local happenings. I always enjoyed his visits. I’m especially thankful that Don knew Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour and because of that I will see him again some day!

  4. I was sorry to read of Don's passing. I enjoyed working with him at GH Bass for a number of years. He had a great sense of humor. When things got stressful at work, we could always count on Don to make us laugh and change the mood. He was a great guy. My condolences to his family.

  5. To the Lowe children - Please know the G.H.Bass family is thinking of you and your children during this difficult time. Many of us worked with your Dad and Mom over the years, and you would be hard pressed to find two kinder, more hard working people than Don and Becky. Our hearts go out to you and your children as you grieve the loss of your Dad.

  6. I am Dons granddaughter, he’s been with my grandmother Angie since I was about 5 years old. I’m 42. I loved to go to there house in Walpole, Maine where they lived for years and years together. He had a “store” he collected everything he found on the buses he drove also things he had collected. He had so many pens and pencils we always came home with a bunch. Our family loved him very much. My grandmother had 7 children, only 3 are still with us. I’m very happy Don was there for my grandmother through happy and sad times, they were really good together. Don was a great man that loved his wife and his whole family. Im so happy my gram met him and made him a part of our family❤️ Rip Don you will be missed!

  7. Thinking of the Lowe family at this time. My condolences are sincere and I hope your family finds strength that he must of had with all he was for your family. I’m sorry for your loss but he knew Christ as his savior ..-Amen...

  8. Jill - I have never met you, but I used to have coffee and a donut with your dad every morning at Dunkin Donuts. We talked about politics, real estate, cars, Bass, Westboro, and most importantly you. Your dad's eyes did twinkle, the instant he spoke of his "beautiful daughter Jill." I hope you know your dad was very proud of you and your family, and every day you were forefront in his mind. I will miss my early morning talks with my friend Donald. He was indeed a wonderful man, and from his own words, he was blessed with an incredible daughter who he loved very much. It gives me comfort to know I will meet my friend again in Heaven, and I hope Jill, my words bring you comfort knowing you are the everlasting twinkle in your father's eyes. God Bless you and your family.

  9. Don and Alicia and family. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for the wonderful testimony and hope for all to be saved. What a comfort to know he is with Jesus right now. He sounds like a great man. I trust you have many amazing memories. God bless.

  10. So sorry for your loss. We agree with Charlotte Sinclair. Blessings as you push through the upcoming days..Hugs and Prayers.

  11. Uncle Donald,
    Thank you for always brightening family gatherings with your laugh and sense of humor. I am also grateful for you checking in on mom after dad died. You were a good man with a good heart and you shared that with all of us. I'm glad you are at peace.