Ilene E. Lowell, 91, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at the Notre Dame Health Care in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Arthur S. Lowell and the late Lt. Walter Hayward Rogers.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Dora (Morin) Shawl. She was raised and educated in Lowell, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Ilene was a dedicated homemaker and raised her children in Millbury, later moving the family to Westborough. She was an avid reader who had a love of True Crime not only in books, but also movies and TV. She cherished her trips to the Ogunquit Playhouse each summer. Her favorite entertainer by far was Englebert Humperdinck and she so enjoyed his music. She always looked forward to dinner out with family and loved ones. She was the Matriarch of the family who never missed a good time and especially loved holidays and family gatherings.
She is survived by her children Suzanne Jacobson of Franklin, NJ, Hayward Rogers and his wife Christine of Sutton, Pamela Lavoie of Millbury, Gayle Schaefer and her husband Oren of Westborough, Dawn Carlo and her husband Francis of Shrewsbury. She leaves her beloved grandchildren, Ashley Jacobson, Amanda Jacobson, Audrey Nguyen, Kurt Rogers, James Lavoie, Jessica Lavoie, Andrew Clemons, Vanessa Clemons, Heather Clemons, Allison Carlo, Lauren Carlo and great-grandchildren, Molly and Emily Finkenaur. She is predeceased by her son-in-law Michael Jacobson.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5, at 10:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Wednesday, January 4, from 4 to 7 P.M.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the entire care team at Notre Dame Health Care for the outstanding, compassionate care that was provided during her stay. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Notre Dame Health Care at notredamehealthcare.org