Robert Thomas Lowney

August 25, 1933 - August 13, 2022
Robert Thomas Lowney


Robert “Bob” Lowney of Leland, North Carolina, formerly of West Hartford, Connecticut, passed away on Saturday August 13, 2022 just before his 89th birthday.

Bob was born on August 25, 1933 to the late Mary Collins Lowney in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the oldest of 4 children. He was predeceased by his wife and Rob’s mother, Rita Skehan Lowney and his sister Cindy Lowney.

Bob is survived by his son Rob Lowney and his wife Michelle of West Hartford, three grandchildren, Nathan, Gracie, and Kayla Lowney,
and his sisters Maureen Pirrello and Susan Mckenny, as well as many nieces and nephews.

After high school, Bob joined the air force and served in the Korean War. He then began a long and very successful career in optical sales during which he became a licensed optician. During this time Bob established the Connecticut Optical Golf Tournament. After retiring, Bob discovered Magnolia Greens in Leland, North Carolina where he enjoyed living for the
last two decades with his partner Beatrice. For Bob, each day living in Magnolia Greens seemed like a relaxing vacation. While in North Carolina, Bob was able to embrace his passion for golf. He also enjoyed taking long walks, studying French, following the stock market, and spending time with many friends. A special thank you to his close friends Bob Harper and John Carter.

A celebration of Bob’s life and final resting place will be in South Windsor, Connecticut.

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  • August 22, 2022
    Judy and Walt says:
    We first met Bob and Bea when a mutual friend sent them to our new house in Magnolia Greens telling then we might like the area. They rang our door bell one day and a friendship began. Within 2 days they bought a building lot just up the street from ours an became neighbors. Two wonderful people. Visited Bea when she was in a nursing facility and Walt would visit Bob who was quite a character. He will be missed

  • August 21, 2022
    Peter Barrett says:
    Played many rounds of golf since I arrived in 2012. Always a gentleman, soft spoken and never had a bad word about anyone. Even though the last couple of years Bob struggled there was always a smile. He is at peace, God Bless

  • August 18, 2022
    Comfort Keepers of Wilmington says:
    We were privileged to have provided care and companionship for Mr. Lowney over the last few years. He was a delight to all of us, his sense of humor will be missed as will he. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

  • August 18, 2022
    Alyssa P Kelly posted an image:
    CK national day of Joy July 2021 visit with Bob
    CK national day of Joy July 2021 visit with Bob

  • August 18, 2022
    Alyssa P Kelly posted an image:
    CK National Day of Joy visiting Bob in july 2021
    CK National Day of Joy visiting Bob in july 2021