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Joseph A. Lower


Joseph  A. Lower, 89, of Southern Avenue, Essex,  husband of Lee H. (Miller) Lower, died Sunday (November 18, 2007) in the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, following his brief illness.

Born in Philadelphia he was son of the late Robert M. and the late Amelia E. (Brick) Lower.

Mr. Lower was employed for twenty five years as a skilled machinist for Sylvania, Boston Street, Salem, from which he retired in 1981.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared fifty-five years of happy marriage, he is survived by  four sons, Joseph A. Lower, Jr. of PA, Robert D. Lower and his wife Sue of PA, William M. Lower and his wife Sherri of FL and James P. Lower of ME; a daughter Beth Ferriero and her husband Paul of ME and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.  Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Southwest Indian Foundation, P.O. Box 86, Gallup, NM 87302-0001.



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