Burleigh E. Lowe, 96

 

Burleigh Lowe

Burleigh Lowe

SOUTH PORTLAND — Burleigh E. “Leigh” Lowe, 96, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at the Portland Center For Assisted Living.

Born in Jonesboro on Dec. 13, 1919, Leigh was the son of the late Albert McLaughlin and Vera Lowe.

Leigh honorably served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. During his service, he was assigned to the 358th Fighter Group where he served in England, France and Germany. Upon his discharge, Leigh moved home to marry Halina Szczepanski in 1945. Together, they shared 65 years of marriage.

For the majority of his working life, Leigh was a foreman with Amoco Oil Company, retiring in 1979 after 38 years. Following his retirement, Leigh enjoyed working at Peerless Welding, Mermaid Transportation, and as a funeral attendant with Conroy-Tully Funeral Homes.

He was a communicant of Holy Cross/St. John the Evangelist Parish, where he was very active over the years. Leigh was also a member of the VFW Post #832.

In addition to his parents and wife, Leigh was predeceased by his daughter, Maureen VanOver.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Lowe of Naples and Rev. Christopher L. Lowe of North Andover, Mass.; Leigh also is survived by his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited at the funeral home Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment with military honors followed at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Leigh’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit: www.ConroyTullyWalker.com

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the South Portland Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 2892, South Portland, ME 04106.

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