Harold M. Lowery 06/05/2018

Harold M. Lowery, 80, DeKalb Junction, passed away at home surrounded by his family. Calling hours will be Friday, June 8, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Bryan Stitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery, Pastor Robert La Clair officiating. Harold was born April 14, 1938, to Catherine E. (McHugh) and Hernden Lowery. He married Carol Ann Lowery October 20, 1962, at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb with Father Whittaker officiating. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Carol A., son Michael H. (Ellen) Lowery, Pulaski, daughter Lisa M. (Bob La Clair) Perry, DeKalb Junction; grandchildren, Catherine (Miguel) Perry, Syracuse, Ian (Kaylee) Lowery, Richlands, NC, Max Lowery, Pulaski, and Patrick (Matasha) Perry, DeKalb Junction; great granddaughter, Alaina Lowery; sisters, Kathleen Goria, Nyack, NY, and Ursula Coffey, Russell, NY; many beloved nieces and nephews; friends and neighbors; and his faithful companion, Bella. Harold is predeceased by sisters, Mary Eleanor Rowell, Eileen Derushia, Bernice Dashnaw, and Esther Bice; brothers Robert Hand, John Hand, and Earl Patrick Hand; special Uncle P. Joseph McHugh; and great granddaughter Olivia Ann Lowery. Harold attended Hermon High School and graduated from Anchorage High School while in Alaska. Harold has been a lifelong farmer on the Orebed Road in DeKalb Junction, receiving the Century Farm distinction in 2016, which is awarded to farms that have been in continuous operation by the same family for over 100 years. He also served in the Alaska Air National Guard and worked at Kinney Drugs, Inc., Long Year Drilling at the mines, trucked cattle to local cattle auctions, as well as a variety of other work activities to provide for his family. He (as a teenager) and his family took over the operation of the farm upon his father’s death. Haroldy Acres has been a source of pride and enjoyment for the entire family, passing on the legacy of hard work, determination, and character (with a few shenanigans mixed in!) He will always be remembered for a wink and a smile, his quick wit, great advice, and a good joke. Harold always had draft and riding horses including his favorite mare Dolly and her four siblings who were born, raised, and worked on the farm. You could always find him lending a hand to anyone in need, placing others before himself, and could unequivocally be counted on for standing up for what he believed to be right – which you never had to question, especially when he spun his hat around! Harold served on the DeKalb Town Board for 23 years, chairman of the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee for the town of DeKalb, Gouverneur/SLC Fair Board, draft horse superintendent at Gouverneur fair, member of the St. Lawrence Valley Draft Horse Club, North Country Arabian Horse Association, and he and his family participated in showing animals and exhibits at the Gouverneur Fair for generations. You could also find him giving rides for various organizations with his beloved draft horses. Harold enjoyed camping, gardening, animals of all kinds, and helping others. Harold will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, children, family and friends. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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  1. Special thoughts and prayers to all of you….Harold was a great man and contributed in many ways to the community and will be remembered by all. Thinking of you at this time

  2. Just a note to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

    Robert and Sherry Lytle

  3. Sending you prayers. Mr. Lowery was a very kind and generous man.We will miss him very much.
    The Parkman Family

  4. Thinking of you Lisa, and your family, at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you cherish forever.

  5. Carol and family,
    Harold will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss his hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Prayers for all family and friends, he definitely will be missed yet his wonderful funny memories shall be remembered forever, so sorry to hear about this information , he was such a loving kind generous funny man, the hayrides and his comedy ,when he would get all worked up he’s swing his hat sideways it was so funny of course that was during political conversations lol, i pray for u all fly high and rest in peace ,

  7. Thoughts and prayers to the Lowery family. Harold was a very special person and will be missed. He never drove by without stopping for a quick hello or at the very least a friendly wave if anyone was in sight.

  8. Carol and family, we are so sorry for your loss of a great man and friend. We had good times with him and lots of laughs. He will be missed by all who knew him. Cherish your memories of him

  9. So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. God’s comfort to all his family at this time. I will miss him. I am glad to have known a man such as him. May he Rest in Peace.

  10. Carol and family, so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. My Uncle Harold was a great Uncle to visit in the late 50’s & 60’s. A pleasure to listen to him about his farm, horses and family. Though we lost contact these many years his kindness, smile and wink have always been in my memories and on video. He was the man I was gonna marry at 6, but Aunt Carol got to him first. “A life that touches others goes on forever.” Linda and I loved this family as our own.

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family with sympathy.

  13. I am so sorry to hear that Harold passed away. Since my folks passed (Frank and Toni Lewis), I don’t have much contact with the North Country. My first marriage was held in Hermon. We borrowed a horse carriage from Eli Tracy, Harold supplied the horse power and was our driver, top hat and all! We were a sight to behold, as he drove us around Hermon after the ceremony at the Hermon Methodist Church. I came to know Harold through Bennie Reed, who was my favorite bus driver in high school. I have so many pleasant and fond memories that include Harold. May he rest in peace.

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