2/28/2017 – Phyllis A. Lowe, Clayton

The memorial service for Phyllis A. Lowe will be private.    Mrs. Lowe of 120 State St. Clayton, NY died February 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.  She was 77.

Mrs. Lowe was born August 15, 1939 in Theresa, NY the daughter Frank and Mary A. Van Alstyne Larkin.  She graduated from Clayton Central School and later would earn her nurses degree from the Watertown School of Nursing.

She married Ernest Lowe on August 24, 1959 in Clayton, NY with the Rev. Fred I. Williams officiating.  Mr. Lowe died February 19, 2013.

She worked as a nurse at E. J. Noble Hospital in Alexandria Bay, NY.  She also worked as a waitress for several restaurants including McCormick’s, the Rondette in Clayton, and she also worked in the cafeteria of the Thousand Islands Central School.

Mrs. Lowe was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary Post 821 and was a past  member of the Clayton Fire Dept. Auxiliary, which is a family tradition.

She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, spending quality time with her grandchildren and her great grandson.  Mrs. Lowe was a gifted writer of poems in which many of her writings were used on the Clayton Fire Dept. float in the Clayton Christmas parade.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law Ray and Tracy Lowe of Clayton, her three grandchildren Courtney Lowe of Jacksonville, FL, Daniel Lowe of Clayton and Tiffany Lowe of Watertown, NY.  She is also survived by her only great grandson Noah Lowe of Clayton, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary.


  1. Zina Ramey Posted

    I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. She was a regular on our casino bus trips. She will be missed dearly. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Kay McGovernGovern Posted

    I am so sorry for the loss of Phyllis. We were in the fire department auxiliary for years. I remember she loved bingo. She was a beautiful person.

  3. Steve Strouse Posted

    Ray sorry for your loss, never easy losing a parent especially your mom.

  4. louann brown Posted

    our thoughts and prayers go out to your family

  5. Grace Marsh Horton Posted

    Ray, I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your mom. I had the great pleasure of working with her for several years at the Rondette. She was a very special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Deborah Phinney Posted

    Ray., sorry to read of your mom passing. My condolences. Deb

  7. Corinne Thomson Posted

    Dear Ray and Tracy,
    I want you to know that I am thinking of you and all your family at this time. Please take care.
    With prayers,
    Corinne Cronin Thomson

  8. Ray and Tracy, So sorry for the loss of Phyllis. She was a wonderful, sweet and kind woman. I so enjoyed helping her everytime she came to the transfere site and the talks we had . Will miss her very much. May rest in peace with our Lord and her wonderful husband Ernie…You are in my prayers, Kimberly Quen

  9. Debra M Farmer Posted

    Ray sorry to hear about the recent passing of your mom. I have fond memories of your mom and dad from childhood to adulthood. My condolences

  10. Jamie Brassard Posted

    Jim and I were so saddened by the death of your mother. May God grant the peace she deserves and watch over you and your family.
    Jim and Jamie Brassard

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