Mary June Byrnes McGrady Lowers


Mary June Byrnes McGrady Lowers, 89, of Chicora, went home to heaven late Saturday evening, November 7, 2020 at the Chicora Medical Center.

Known as June to her loved ones, she was born in East Butler on April 27, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys Bauder Byrnes.

June enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, baking, couponing, traveling and searching for treasures with her metal detector. June was also a talented artist who enjoyed both ceramics and painting. June taught ceramics for a number of years and worked with her late husband, Bill, as they operated McGrady’s Service Station in Chicora. She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Chicora.

June married William McGrady Sr. on August 6, 1953 and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1999. She married Richard Lowers on February 14, 2004 and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2011.

June is survived by three children, Sandra Campbell and her companion, Mike Crispen, William McGrady Jr. and his wife, Rosemary, and Christopher McGrady and his wife, Susan, all of Chicora, and her son-in-law, Thomas Breth of Butler; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Pienkoski and her husband, Craig, of Harrisburg, Ryan Campbell and his wife, Abi, of Slippery Rock, Colin Campbell and his girlfriend, Danielle Vogt, of East Brady, and Madison McGrady of Chicora; three great grandchildren, Aralyn and River Campbell of Slippery Rock, and Cohen Campbell of East Brady; two sisters, Mildred “Ruth” Baumgart and Roseanne McCollough of Sarver and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, June was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Breth, who died on March 2, 2014, a son-in-law, Richard Campbell, who died on February 5, 2012, and her brothers, Don Byrnes and a twin brother, James Byrnes.

A private blessing service officiated by the Rev. Lou Pascazi, Senior Parochial Vicar at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, will be held at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chicora Volunteer Fire Dept., Drawer F, Chicora, PA 16025 or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org/donate.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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