Mary M. Lowney, 68.
Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of the late John J. and Lenora C. (Deviny) Lowney.
She graduated in 1958 from Classical High School. She graduated from Worcester State College in 1962 and earned a Masters Degree in education there in 1966.
For 39 years, Mary was a second grade teacher at Heard Street School, where she enjoyed every day of teaching. She retired in 2001.
She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. She also was a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, the Retired Educators Assn. of Mass., the Womens Institute for Senior Education and Worcester State College Alumni Assn.
She leaves her dear friends, Barbara Tarlow of Concord and Barbara Racine of Worcester and cousins in Worcester and Falmouth.
Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, are Thursday, Feb. 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with a funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 341 June St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham 01701 or to St. Charles Borromeo Church, 341 June St., Worcester 01602.