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John “Sean” P. Lowe III 1976-2021

March 3, 2021, John “Sean” Patrick Lowe III had his final last call, ending his 5-year battle with cancer. To be sure this was not the biggest challenge Sean faced in life—he fought men bigger than Goliath, caught fish as big as whales, skied the most difficult of terrain, and survived the most epic journeys across this country. His life was only paralleled by Forest Gump if you believed the stories he told.

Born is Rhynbeck, NY on June 2, 1976, to parents John Lowe Jr and Patricia “Patsy” Sullivan. He started his adventures in life early, living in NY, St Augustine, FL, and Gales Ferry, CT by the time he was 3. Although he also lived in a myriad of other places throughout life, most notably, Boston, Ft Lauderdale, and Martha’s Vineyard, he called Norwich, CT home base. However, Sean was a Colonel for life, because “Once a Colonel always a Colonel”.


Sean is survived by his brother, Ryan Lowe, sister, Megan Langford, niece, Jaelyn LeAnna, nephew, Keagan LeAnna, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. He is preceded by his parents, John Lowe Jr and Patricia “Patsy” Sullivan, stepfather, John Langford, sister, Ashlyn Langford, stepfather, John Langford, maternal grandparents, Harold and Elizabeth Sullivan, paternal grandparents, John and Mary Lowe, uncles, Brian and Kevin Lowe, as well as several cousins who based on the grin on his face at passing greeted him with a beer and a pickup game of football.


Sean graduated from Ledyard High School in 1994, where he played football, baseball and wrestled. He was part of Ledyard football team that was undefeated in 1993 and won 2 state championships and was names all-ECC, all-area and all-state teams and led the team in tackles. He was AAU Grand National Champion in wrestling in 1992. Sean was voted most talkative and placed second for best looking by 1 vote, our guess is he voted for the other guy. He bounced around after high school but eventually attended Norwich University for a few years, before being needed closer to home and transferring to Central Connecticut University. After college, Sean started his career in the night life scene, and worked at Ultra 88, Shrine, and Scorpion Bar just to name a few. He then took his talents on the road working at all the locations on his bucket list.

Sean was a friend to everyone he met but was a brother to all his friends. There will be many stories that will leave this Earth with Sean, some will be missed, however, he shared them frequently enough that many will be retold for generations to come, and hopefully bigger and brighter every time in true Story Boy fashion, because as Sean would say, “No one wants to hear a story about a small fish.” Sean’s stories were epic and your part in the story was bigger than you remember, but Sean had a way of making everyone feel larger than life, just like him.


There will be no formal services for Sean, however there will be a celebration of life held May 29th, the weekend before his birthday.


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