Charles W. Lowell Jr.

Posted June 07, 2013, at 7:36 p.m.

CALAIS – Charlie “Bill” Lowell Jr., 87, passed away peacefully Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home with his daughters by his side. Charlie was born March 9, 1926, in Old Town, son of the late Charles and Florence (Foss) Lowell.

He graduated from Old Town High School and entered the U.S. Air Force to serve during World War II. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he went to work for New England Telephone Company, Calais, where he met and married Joyce Tracy March 19, 1950. Charlie spent his entire 37 year career with New England Telephone Co., where he was a member of Pioneer’s Volunteer Network. He also was a member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46 A.F. & A.M., and St. Croix Country Club where he spent many mornings with the “seniors.”

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joyce in November 1998. Charlie is survived by two daughters, Catherine McKeown and husband, Bob, of Warren and Cindy O’Brien and husband, Ron, of Calais; four grandchildren, Ryan and Sean McKeown of Portland, Danielle O’Brien Flanagan and husband, Tom, of Clinton and Matthew O’Brien and fiancée, Kelli Cross, of Bath; sister, Norma Bishop of Hampden; brother, Neal Lowell of Sacramento, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to St. Croix Country Club Junior Golf Program, P.O. Box 294, Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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