To know him was to love him.  Conner T. Lowry, born February 6, 1988, died during combat operations on March 1, 2012 while serving his country as a United States Marine in Afghanistan.  Conner was a lifelong Beverly resident who loved Notre Dame, Chicago teams and all things Irish.  Conner attended St. John Fisher School and graduated from Brother Rice High School, where principal Jim Antos described him as “spirited.”  And that he was.

Conner always said “Live Life Large”.  Proof of his motto is in his scores of friends, most of whom he described as “his best friends.”  He loved as hard as he was loved.  His adventurous spirit took him across the country, and eventually across the world as a Marine.  And for every adventure is a T-Shirt, a photograph, and most importantly, a story.  Lowry stories are always rich in detail, humor, and filled with a little mischief.   Conner was tall, handsome, funny, playful, and giving.  His heart was open to anyone in need, whether it was a friend who needed a ride or a fellow soldier who needed safety.  It is this spirit that the Conner T. Lowry Memorial Fund hopes to nurture for future generations for educational scholarships and to assist  veterans and their families in need.