Robert Lowden

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Robert Davidson "Bob" Lowden, 80
PALM BEACH, Fla. - Robert Davidson "Bob" Lowden of Palm Beach, Fla., and Sebago Lake, Maine, formerly of Needham, Mass., passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. He was 80 years old. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late G. Stanley and Georgie Davidson Lowden.
Mr. Lowden was a graduate of Needham High School Class of 1955 and Williams College Class of 1959. His first love was hockey and he played both at Needham High and Williams College. He also played hockey for the Needham Rockets town team in the early 1960s, the Arlington Arcadians of the Mass Amateur League, Framingham Pics of the New England Semi Professional League and The Boston Merchants Senior Hockey. Bob was also a talented football player and played for Needham High, Williams College, the Morrissey Club of Quincy and the Portland Seahawks of the Atlantic Coast League.
Mr. Lowden retired from John Hancock Mutual Insurance Company as Senior Vice President and Actuary. An avid golfer, Bob was a member of Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, Pinetree Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Fla., Breakers Club in Palm Beach, Portland Country Club in Portland, Maine, and the Mid Ocean Club in Hamilton, Bermuda.
The husband of the late Beverly C. (Stone) Lowden, he is survived by his sister, Martha Scarlett, and her husband, David; his two nephews, William Scarlett and his wife Amy and their two daughters Lillian and Vivian, and Matthew Scarlett and his wife Leslie and their two children Ainsley and Lowden.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Charles River Country Club, 483 Dedham St., Newton Centre, on Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. For obit or to share a memory of Bob, please visit

In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to:
Maine State Golf Association
Attn: Junior Golf Maine
58 Valhalla Road
Cumberland, ME 04021, or
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
300 Arnold Palmer Blvd.
Norton, MA 02766

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Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 4, 2018
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