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Barbara (Yaniro) Lowden

February 1, 2024
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Barbara Lowden Obituary

Barbara Yaniro Lowden peacefully passed away in Georgia with her family on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the age of 86. She was married to the late Raymond F. Lowden of Burlington for 63 years. Barbara, the daughter of Luciano and Ethel (Valosen) Yaniro, also of Burlington, graduated from Burlington City High School, Class of 1955. Preceded in death by her sister Diane (Yaniro) Wells of Delran, Barbara is survived by her brother, Daniel, and Linda (Perry) Yaniro of Delran, her daughter Renay, and son-in-law John VanBrunt III of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Her three grandchildren are Adrien (Tommy) Barwick of Bethlehem, GA, Alissa (Bojan) Ristic of Cambridge, MA, and John (Jessica) VanBrunt IV of Atlanta, GA. Barbara also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Kelsey Barwick and Mason Barwick of Bethlehem, GA, Isla Ristic and Willow Ristic of Cambridge, MA. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Patrick, and Lois Lowden of Burlington and Hilborn Wells of Delran, along with many nieces and nephews.

Barbara retired from US Pipe and Foundry at 63, having held various positions during her career. She actively participated in civic organizations and the community and was active in the Burlington Historical Society. She served as an Elder and deacon at Burlington Presbyterian Church, Superintendent of Sunday School, and President of Presbyterian Women. She received The Woman of the Year Award from the Presbyterian Women. She was an active member, board member, and president of Soroptimist International Burlington County, Inc., New Jersey Chapter.

She loved to travel! A 5 Star Mariner with Holland America, she and Ray circled the globe, visiting at least 57 countries. In their earlier years, they camped and drove across the US through 48 states, along with all the Providences of Canada. Her favorite destinations were Alaska and the Christmas Markets in Germany.

Talented and creative, she had eclectic hobbies. Over the years, she worked in her yard and greenhouse until it became challenging. Her favorite hobbies included crocheting, reading, and quilting. She crocheted blankets and hats for a local hospital's Neonatal unit. She spent time at Olde City Quilts in Burlington and attended many quilting retreats. Always ready to go to Hinkletown, Lancaster, or Pennington to buy fabric with her many friends of “Quilt Crazy in Jersey”.

Barbara took pride in her family and friends, cherishing the time spent with each one. She especially loved the annual vacations to LBI.   In lieu of flowers  Memorial contributions to St. Paul School (250 James Street, Burlington, NJ 08016) would be appreciated by the family.  The family expresses gratitude for condolences and support during this time. A viewing for Barbara will be held in St. Paul’s RC Church, 223 E. Union Street, Burlington on Saturday from 9:15-10:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will Celebrated at 11am with burial to follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her family from


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February 10, 2024

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Katharine Drexel Parish - St. Paul Church
223 East Union Street
Burlington, NJ 08016

Funeral Mass
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Katharine Drexel Parish - St. Paul Church
223 East Union Street
Burlington, NJ 08016


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