Sunday, May 26, 2024


Jean Lowrie, 87

Jean Lowrie of Westport died May 19 at home of heart failure. She was 87. Image
Jean Lowrie: loved Westport. Contributed photo

She was born July 17, 1930 in Chicago, the daughter of Jane Murdoch Sammons and Edward Sammons.  Her mother was born in Scotland and met her father when he was in the Navy during World War I.

She grew up in Chicago and was a flight attendant for TWA based in San Francisco and New York City.  After her marriage to Thomas, she was employed at the World Council of Churches in New York.

Jean loved Westport, especially Compo Beach and the Community Theater. She was admired by her many friends. She loved to travel to Europe on river cruises and she and her family enjoyed visits to her many Scottish relatives.

She died one month before her 58th wedding anniversary.  She and her family lived in Westport since 1966. 

She is survived by her husband Thomas, son David, daughter Anne, and granddaughter Luna. She was predeceased by her brother Edward and sister Ann.

Services will be private.

Donations may be made in Jean’s name to the Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Fairfield County.  (

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