Stephen Lowney

  • Born: July 16, 1963
  • Died: May 11, 2018
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family

HAVERHILL - Stephen Lowney, 54, of Haverhill, formerly of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Stephen was born in Stoneham and was the foster son for 47 years to the late Gloria (Dow) Ringdahl and Richard Ringdahl, Sr. Upon his foster parent's passing,
Stephen lived with his foster brother Richard and his wife Wendy (Cormey) Ringdahl.

He was a happy-go-lucky man who had a big heart and a great smile. Stephen would reach out to strangers while out in public and say "I know you" and then he would give them a hug. He was an avid roller skater and enjoyed swimming, bowling, gardening, cooking and dancing. Stephen was most happy being home with his family and helping with many chores around his home. He enjoyed cooking alongside his uncle Ray and cousin Dougie. He was also very active in his community and attended Nevin's Day Program in Methuen. In Stephen's last months, he was well cared for by his group home staff from Career Resources Corp. in addition to the staff on the second floor unit of Lawrence General Hospital.

Stephen leaves behind his loving foster siblings Corinne (Ringdahl) Plotz, Susan (Prater) Doane, Karen Sandquist, Maureen Phillips, Patty Swan, Richard Ringdahl, Jr., Robert Prater, Eric Gurley and Michael Fournier. Stephen is also survived by numerous beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Celebration Stephen's Life will be held on Tuesday, May 22, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Services will begin at 12 noon. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares


Condolence & Memory Journal

My heart goes out to you. Will never forget The Saturdays! with Karen, Patti, and Maureen. Forever in our hearts Steve! <3>

Posted by James Rebidue - Peabody, MA - Friend   May 22, 2018

I was lucky to have known Stephen for the past 18 years. He was a great guy always willing to help out. He had a huge heart and always was smiling. He lite up the room when he entered. He will be missed by many. May Good Bless you, RIP my friend

Posted by Dennis Heffernan    May 22, 2018


I'm going to miss your kisses and hugs. Also your great dancing moves in the morning when you came to the center. You had so many people that loved you and we will miss you greatly. RIP Stephen.

Posted by Marisol Abreu - Lawrence, MA - Friend   May 18, 2018

I've known Stephen for over 10 years. What a great man. Always happy and smiling. I have the picture of Wally the Green Monster you colored for me framed and will always cherish it. May God bless you and rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Joyce Fusco - Haverhill, MA   May 18, 2018

RIP Stephen. I will miss that smile and that great big heart of yours.

Posted by Corinne Plotz - West Newbury, MA - Family   May 17, 2018

I have been lucky to know Stephen for the last few years of his life. He was always happy and dancing the day away. He would call himself Michael Jackson and try to moon walk across the room. You will be sorely missed Stephen. I know you will never be forgotten <3>

Posted by Cassie Walsh - Derry, NH - Friend   May 17, 2018


Rest in Peace, from all of us at the Nevins Adult Day Health Center.

Posted by Nevins Adult Day Health Center - Methuen - Friend   May 17, 2018

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