Theresa C. (Pungente) Lowney

January 27th, 2021

Theresa Carmella Lowney, maiden name Pungente, lived 83 years. During that time she went by many names. She was Ma, Mum, Mama Lion. Minnie, Grammy, GG. Terry. She spent 40 blessed years with her loving husband, Robert E. Lowney, and together they raised four children of their own along with close friends of their children and neighborhood kids that they often watched. Throughout her life, Terry’s family and tribe continued to grow with each new spouse, grandchild, and eventually great grandchild. She loved to travel and explore, having been to a number of destinations including Hawaii, St. Martin’s, Italy, Spain, Aruba, Bermuda and Las Vegas.

Terry was the cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Maria (Blandini) Pungente, and her younger sister Marie Gill remained close with her throughout her life. Long daily phone calls between the two lasted up until Terry’s last days. Marie’s family gave Terry nieces and nephews that she loved and was loved by dearly.

Minnie also lives on through her children and their spouses, Bob and Sherry Lowney, Terry Torres, Sean and Linda Lowney, and Steven Lowney. She is cherished by her grandchildren Kristen Lowney, the late Kelli Walker, Patrick and Hannah Lowney, Ryan Lowney, Megan Torres, Molly Torres, Sean Lowney, Seamus Lowney, Keira Lowney, and Talia Lowney. She was also fortunate enough to meet great grandchildren, including Domenic, Ava, and Angel, and in her last few months was able to look forward to the arrival of Eve Lowney, due in March. Also close to Terry was a family friend Erik Tremblay.

Minnie was often called a firecracker, all the way up to her last hours by a nurse who had just met her, as she never lost her sense of humor or the spark that all who knew her understood without explanation needed. She was a big fan of the slots, and she loved her Keno and scratchies. Memories not soon to be forgotten are the ones in which she made everyone laugh, whether at herself or themselves or some other fond memory that she kept alive.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, January 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Theresa’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Theresa’s granddaughter, Keira Lowney, has inspired the family to participate annually in JDRF fundraisers for Type I Diabetes awareness and research, and for that reason it was a foundation close to Theresa’s heart. She will forever be a part of Keira’s Krew.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Theresa C. (Pungente) Lowney”

  1. Andy Freed says:

    Theresa raised an extraordinary daughter in Terry. I’ve been fortunate to have Terry as a friend and colleague for over 15 years—and even got to see two Lowney grandkids go from youngsters, to interns to accomplished young women. Through it all, a constant in Terry’s life was her relationship with her Mom. Anytime I called Terry after 6 on a Friday, they were at the pub. On weekends, it might be Foxwoods or Encore. During the pandemic, we had the fortune of seeing Theresa pop up on calls with Terry. Terry and Theresa had a great relationship. Theresa, you did good. You’re now reunited with your husband and perhaps your spirit will guide Terry to the right machine at Encore. My sincere condolences to the whole family. I hope you are all warmed by the memory of a life well lived.

  2. Dan Santos says:

    RIP MAMA LION……Always loved and never forgotten…..The Lion Duo is together once again…..LOVE YOU ALWAYS

  3. Sandy laliberte says:

    Rest in Peace my friend

  4. Steven Holbrook says:

    Rest In Peace Mama Lion. You are a treasure to so many of us. I will always remember you with a smile. Christmas dinner with you, Steve, Terry and the kids was a true blessing for me and I loved that u were the one to ask that I come, It ment so much to me. Love you always. -Steve-

  5. Bill White says:

    Teresa was a warm and friendly person… The matriarch of a great family. I was privileged to know her.

  6. Lorraine Butler says:

    She is now resting in peace

  7. Michael & Denise Glidden says:

    Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Laura Testino says:

    Terry, Megan, and Molly;
    So sorry to hear your Mother and Grandmother passed away. I met her a couple of times and she was a very likable lady. I’m sure she knew how much you all loved her. My thoughts are with you.

  9. Sheryl Smith says:

    Bob and family, my sincere sympathies to all of you. I hope Mrs. Lowney is at peace now. Lots of memories to hold her close in your hearts.

  10. Jessie Hennion says:

    My deepest sympathy to you during this time. My heart breaks for you during this time. I know how special she was and that she will never be forgotten. Sending you my love and strength.

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