Richard T. Lown
April 8, 1928 – August 26, 2019
Richard T. Lown, age 91 of Fall River, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 in his cherished home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Domina) Lown.
Born in Fall River, the son of the late Herbert F. and Edwidge (Talbot) Lown, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a 1946 graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School.
Mr. Lown was the owner of R.T. Lown Painting Co. which he started in 1963 and continued to work alongside his longtime friend Mark Petrosso until his retirement at age 84. He was an avid sports fan and reveled in the success of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. He enjoyed sharing stories of his life and his recollections were vivid and relished by all who knew him. He loved a great party -- especially in his home of 91 years.
Mr. Lown survived by four sons, Richard H. Lown and his wife Moira of Wellesley, MA, Christopher T. Lown of High Point, NC, Carroll A. T. Lown of Fall River, Mitchell J.T. Lown of Lakeville; two daughters, Nanci A. Dunlop and her husband Milton of Fairhaven, Audra A. Callahan and her husband Joseph of Fall River; fifteen grandchildren, Anna, Chloe, Tabitha, Peter, Benjamin, Alex, Kacie, Jackson, William, Talbot, Madison and Reiley Lown, Jefferson Connelly, and Abigail and Catherine Callahan, two great-grandchildren Cameron and Connor Lown and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Peter G. and David T. Lown and twin brother of the late Edwidge M. Tyson.
His visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4 to 7pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by remembrances at 7pm. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tributes and directions, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com
Community Nurse Home Care
62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
- Visiting Hours Friday, August 30, 2019
- Remembrances Friday, August 30, 2019
Richard T. Lown
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August 30, 2019
To Dick,Nancy,and family it is with sadness that I learn of the death of your father. He was a great man and father and husband. My earliest childhood memories of staying over your house and growing up with your family was something special. I remember his involvement with the little league and how he would come from painting straight to the park. He was the Michelangelo of house painting. May he Rest In Peace with your mother and brothers. He was special. Sincerely yours Gary Rosa and family.
August 29, 2019
To the Lown Family - my condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather.
During the late 1960's and early 1970's the Lown home became an informal clubhouse for the Durfee High, BC, Cathedral Camp crowd. Mr. and Mrs. Lown could not have been more gracious and welcoming to the young men and women who descended on their home during the summer, on semester break and Christmas Holidays. We had great fun with all the Lowns.
Richard Lown was a great, good man. As his obituary accurately noted, he liked a good party. When I think of him I will remember the fun we had together and what a pleasure he, and Mrs. Lown, were to be with.
Again my sympathies.
All the Best
August 29, 2019
To the family of Richard Lown,
Our sympathies are with you all. Such a huge loss for the Lown clan. We have fond memories of the large Lown family growing up in Fall River's North End. We hope your memories give you strength at this sad and difficult time.
Sincere Sympathies from the Joseph O"Connell family,
Judy, Jo-Anne, Joyce, Cynthia, Carolyn and Lori
August 28, 2019
To the entire Lown family I offer my deepest condolences on your loss. My memories go back to the 1960s and Christmas in the beautiful Lown home. I remember helping wrap presents all night and finishing just as the youngest Lown child was waking up. It was a fun place to be! He was always smiling and had a way of bringing a smile to everyone's face. He loved his wife and large family, and it showed. This truly is an end to a wonderful era. May all of you find comfort at this difficult time and know you are blessed with memories spanning many, many years. God Bless. Kathie Ksen