Susan J. Lowney Maloney


Susan J. Lowney Maloney, 50, of Warwick passed peacefully at home surrounded by family after a 7 year battle with FTLD, Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia. It was a battle she fought and won everyday. She was the beloved wife of Patrick E. Maloney, Jr.  Born in Cranston, daughter of Marilyn M. (Manchester) Lowney of Warwick and the late Dr. William R. Lowney D.O., she had been a lifelong Warwick Resident. Mrs. Maloney was a registered nurse and worked at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. She was active in the John Brown Francis School PTA and Founding Member of JBF Mom’s FUN Book Club. Susan was the devoted mother of Faith L. Maloney, Paige L. Maloney and Brooke L. Maloney who were the center of her life. She was the sister of Kim A. Zizza of Narragansett, Eileen L. Wynne of Warwick and William R. “Bill” Lowney, Jr. of Warwick. Saying Susan loved her Family would be an understatement.  She made each day an adventure for them.  Susan loved the outdoors. She doted on them throughout the school year never missing an event and also volunteering to run the afterschool programs so she knew her kids would always have something to do that they enjoyed. Each summer when the kids were done with school she would post a large blank calendar on a door. She would wake up the kids each day and say, “get up… we’re going out, time for an adventure”. The kids would say, “where are we going?” And she would say, “get dressed and find out.” She filled that calendar with so many things and at the end of summer it was full. When the kids at school asked what they did during the summer they had so much to say. And almost all of the activities were free. These included Swimming, nature walks, “frogging” (which was going to a swamp and catching frogs), or trips to Mystic Aquarium or Roger Williams Zoo. Susan and the children must have been training to be docents because they visited the Zoo so often. The Zoo was her escape, her happy place, the place to take the kids to let them explore while she walked and enjoyed the sun (actually shade), and an ice coffee. She never missed a family event.  Her favorites were Father’s Day Cakebake at Francis Farms, Christmas Eve at her mother’s house with special guest Santa Claus and every 21st birthday of all her friends “turning 29” again each year.  ​Susan was an amazing auntie to all her nieces and nephews and treated them like her own kids including getting them in line if they acted up. Susan was the master of “time out”. She taught them all right from wrong. Susan was a lover of animals, Dogs, cats, hamsters and Squirrels.  If it was tiny and cute, she loved it.  One of Susan’s favorite things to do was bring a new animal home without considering how her husband Patrick would react.  It was a wonderful joke between her and the kids.  Patrick would get home from work and Susan and the girls would all giggle and say there was a surprise.  Susan would laugh and hug Patrick while he just rolled his eyes. He always accepted our new family members.  Music was a big part of Susan’s life.  Her favorites were Prince, Queen and U2 and Michael Jackson.  She would listen to music in the car constantly singing along to the regret of her children who could not stand any of the music.  Her favorite song to sing to them was “You can’t always get what you want”, after they constantly asked for Ice Cream.  Persistence paid off because Music and these artists are now some favorites of the kids and the kids always got their ice cream. Susan and her husband Patrick met in High School and have been together 35 years.  Their first date was a U2 concert and they danced and sang the night away.  The concert would lead to 5 years of dating, marriage, a trip to Alaska where Patrick was stationed in the Army, Graduation from University of Anchorage Alaska, a move to Connecticut where Susan first worked as an RN, to buying their first home and starting a family.  A spark ignited that night that would burn forever.  The world lost the most amazing person and heaven has an amazing new Angel.  Her funeral will be Saturday, Feb 5th, at 9 AM from the Frank P. Trainor & Sons Funeral Home, 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street Warwick at 10 AM. Calling Hours Friday (Feb 4) 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to Roger Williams Park Zoo or the Haitian Health Foundation which was founded by her Uncle Jeremiah Lowney will be appreciated. Roger William Park Zoo: - Haitian Health Foundation: Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. Condolences please visit