Lowell Hill Anness

February 4, 1925 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Lowell Anness Obituary

Lowell Hill Anness was born in Providence, the son of Walter Dunham Anness and Helen Hill Anness.  He was the husband of the late Edna Graham Anness.  He leaves three children, Walter Anness, Carolyn Donahue, and Elizabeth Anness, all of Rumford.  He also leaves four grandchildren, David Donahue and Elizabeth Elmasian, Gregory and Emily Anness, and two great-grandchildren, Eisla and Teagan Elmasian.  

He graduated from East Providence High School in 1943 and had already been drafted into the U.S. Army.  He served in the 248th Combat Engineers, part of Patton’s Third Amy and earning a Bronze Star serving in Normandy, Northern France, The Battle of the Bulge, The Rhineland and Central Europe.  He attended the University of RI in an ROTC program and upon graduation in 1950 he received his Army commission.  He was a graduate of the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1974.  He retired from the 1032 USAR School and Ft. Gordon Civil Affairs Group as a Colonel, USAR.  

He worked for Ernst & Ernst Public Accounting firm for five years until entering the U.S. Treasury Dept. in 1956 from which he later retired.  He was a member of the ROA, the Model A Car Club of Mass, the East Providence Historical Society, and the Battle of the Bulge unit in Barrington.  In 1999, he was selected to attend the Battle of the Bulge Reunion in Luxembourg.  

Along with his wife, he had owned the Rumford Antiques Shop in W. Dennis on Cape Cod since 1976 and summered on the Cape since 1959.  He and his wife traveled all over the world to six continents.  He was a direct descendent of Roger Williams and was a member of the Roger Williams Family Association.  He was also a direct descendent of Joseph Peck who was one of 58 original settlers in the Ring of the Green, now Rumford.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. in Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hunt Cemetery.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the RI Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809 or to the RI SPCA, 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915 will be appreciated.

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Requiem Eucharist
January 12, 2023

12:00 PM
Church of The Epiphany
1336 Pawtucket Avenue
Rumford, RI 02916


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