Obituary: Anne Harrington Lowe


Bridgehampton resident Anne Harrington Lowe died on March 31 at Southampton Hospital from complications of hepatic cancer. She was 81.

Born and raised in Bayside, Queens, she was the only child of Edward Vincent Harrington and Kathleen Day Harrington. She attended Bayside High School, where she met her future husband, William Finley Lowe. She worked at Newsweek Magazine in Manhattan from 1944 to 1946, when she married Mr. Lowe. In 1956, the couple moved to Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, where they raised their two children.

From 1962 to 1978, the couple often traveled in their own plane from Florida to Montreal and throughout New England. They were also able to travel to Australia and Europe several times due to Mr. Lowe’s business.

They also enjoyed fishing and boating together and were members since 1978 of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, where their boat, “The Annie,” was docked.

Mrs. Lowe’s other hobbies included birdwatching and gardening. She ?also nurtured several baby animals back to health over the years, keeping rabbits, kittens, dogs and an occasional duck.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lowe is survived by a son, William “Butch” Lowe and his wife Kathryn of Bridgehampton; a daughter, Wendy and her husband Charles Butler of Wainscott; a granddaughter, Kate Berkoski and her husband Craig of Sag Harbor; and three grandsons, Mark Harrington Butler of Wainscott, William Garrett Lowe, a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Charles Scott Butler, a student at Santa Barbara City College in California.

Visitation will be today, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton, with a funeral service conducted by the Reverend Monsignor Ronald Richardson at 7 p.m. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated by the family.

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