Constance "Connie" L. Lowell, 84
GILFORD — Constance "Connie" L. (Goss) Lowell of Gilford, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Lowell was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region, born on May 7, 1934 in Laconia to the late William H. Goss and the late Dorothy (Stevens) Goss, and was a proud graduate of Laconia High School, class of 1952.
At the age of 21 she became afflicted with polio. After rehabilitating in Warm Springs, Georgia, she returned to New Hampshire and was confined to a wheelchair for the next 62 years.
Connie never allowed her disability to hold her back from enjoying and experiencing all that life had to offer. Connie dedicated more than 22 years of her life to the Town of Gilford Police Department as a full-time dispatcher and secretary to the chief of police. She was very proud of her work with the department and was given a most well deserved sendoff into retirement.
Connie was very active with her high school classmates attending monthly luncheon. She steadfastly supported animal rights organizations in New Hampshire and was an avid longtime fan of her beloved Boston Red Sox, following the team every season, one game after the other, even into the early part of this month.
Connie is survived by a sister, Marilyn L. Grant and husband Charles F. Grant of Gilford; and six nephews, Sheldon C. Morgan, Wayne D. Morgan, Steven Grant and Timothy F. Grant, of Gilford, along with Michael S. Grant of Laconia and Scott A. Grant of Center Harbor.
In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded by her husband, Donald L. Lowell; a sister, Jeanette G. Morgan of Laconia; and a nephew, Charles F Grant Jr. of Kingston.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., in Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. Interment will follow in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247, or the Gilford Police Relief Association, c/o Gilford Police Dept., 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.