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Barbara Ann Lowerre Piper
Birth: Nov. 18, 1937
Fair Oaks
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 2010
Orange County
New York, USA

My loving, wonderful, creative mother passed away Thanksgiving morning. There is a hole in my heart that can never be repaired. I miss you, Mom.

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November 18, 1937 November 25, 2010 Wurtsboro, NY

Barbara Piper of Wurtsboro, a Trustee of the Village of Wurtsboro and retired office clerk for A. & J. Hometown Oil, died Thursday, November 25, 2010, at O.R.M.C., Arden Hill Campus, in Goshen. She was 73.

The daughter of the late Walter Lowerre and Olive Cordier Lowerre, she was born November 18, 1937 in Fair Oaks and was a lifelong resident of the area.

She was active in many village and civic affairs and was serving her second term as village Trustee. She was a member of the Wurtsboro Renaissance, the Town of Mamakating Republican Club, and the Sylvan Cemetery Association. She took great pride in keeping the village looking its best, spending many hours beautifying the Veterans' Park, the Michael Diamond Square and the flower boxes lining Sullivan Street, as well as her own lovely gardens. She was one of the organizers of the annual Duck Race, raising funds for various Renaissance projects. In 2004 she was honored to be the recipient of the annual Michael Diamond Memorial Foundation Community Service award.

A family statement reads: "Mom loved to take care of others; whether it was her family, her friends or the community at large, she was happiest when she was doing something for someone else, or when she was tending to her gardens. We love you and we'll miss you so much, Mom."

Barbara is survived by her children: Vivian Piper of Port Ewen, June Piper Horton and her husband, Bob of Colchester, VT, Patrick Piper and his wife, Kathy of Greenfield Center, and Andrew Piper of Myrtle Point, OR; her beloved grandchildren, Timothy and Amy Horton; her companion, Cliff Horton of Bethel; her stepmother, Doris Lowerre of Fair Oaks; a sister, Patricia Lambach of Brooksville, FL; a brother, Richard Lowerre and his wife, Carrie of Middletown; three nieces: Nancy Esses, Anne Gutierrez and Lori Crescenzo; the father of her children, Gordon Piper of Wurtsboro; and her "third daughter," Margaret C. Moran of Port Ewen.

Her funeral service will be held Sunday, November 28, at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by a brief gathering at Veterans' Park, Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wurtsboro Renaissance, 69 Forest Dr., Wurtsboro, NY 12790, or plant a tree, nurture a flower, hug a loved one.

Vivian, June, Patrick and Cliff would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and staff in the O.R.M.C., Arden Hill ICU and 3rd floor unit for their compassionate care of Mom. You made her final days as comfortable as possible and allowed us to see her off with love and dignity.

Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home. For additional information, please visit
--Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record, Friday, November 26, 2010, page 58
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  Walter Lowerre (1913 - 2007)
  Olive Mae Cordier Lowerre (1915 - 1960)
  Walter Richard Lowerre (1936 - 2016)*
  Barbara Ann Lowerre Piper (1937 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Record added: Dec 05, 2010
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Happy New Year! 2017. Year of your 80th birthday. Thinking of you. 💜June
- june piper horton
 Added: Dec. 30, 2016
Merry Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas! Missing you. 💜June
- june piper horton
 Added: Dec. 24, 2016
Oh, Mom. So much going on. Said goodbye to Uncle Dick, Andrew is off on a big adventure, Bob is turning 60. Snow is falling, trying to make Christmas cards. Thinking of you. 💜June
- june piper horton
 Added: Dec. 7, 2016
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