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James R. Cowhig

James R. Cowhig

James R. Cowhig

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, July 21st, 2013 from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Retired Revere Police Captain James R. Cowhig, who died at his Revere home on Wednesday, July 17th following a brief illness, at 90 years.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, July 22nd at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in Revere, he was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1940.  He entered the service of the United States Navy in November of 1942 & served until November of 1948.  Shortly after returning from World War II, he began his career with the Revere Police Department in 1949.  He was appointed as a Sergeant in 1959 & in 1970 was appointed as a Captain.  He retired in 1986.  James was a quiet gentleman, preferring the company of his family at home gatherings almost over all other things.  His beloved, dear wife, Patricia M. (Bowen), died in March of 2002.  He is the Cherished Father of, Patrice M. Cowhig of Revere, James A. Cowhig of Newburyport, Maryellen Mauriello & her husband Mark of Reading, & John B. Cowhig & his husband, Shawn Dasans of Londonderry, NH.  He is the Dear brother of: Eleanor L. Fielding of Revere & the late: Dennis & John Cowhig, Anna J. Russo, Marjorie E. McPike & Dorothy K. Spinazzola.  He is the Devoted Grandfather of Alex R. Kelly of Revere, Ava P. & Mark J. Mauriello, both of Reading, & Devin B. Cowhig of Newburyport.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Church, 22 Lowe St., Revere, MA 02151.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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  1. Maria & Ronald Saunders
    Jul 21 2013

    Dear Patrice & Alex –

    I am so heartbroken. I feel as if he was my “Papa” also. May God help you and all of your family through this time of grieving. I know how much you will miss him, but remember he is always with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for strength.



  2. Buck Bowen
    Jul 20 2013

    Quoting his mother-in-law, Mrs. Arthur H. Bowen, “the best thing that
    ever happened to this family was Jim Cowhig”.

    Buck Bowen

  3. Roberta DellAnno
    Jul 20 2013

    Mary Ellen,

    I’m so sorry about your Dad. I’ve been thinking about you since Dee told me.

    Tomorrow is my daughter’s 14th birthday, otherwise I would be there tomorrow.

    I sent flowers, hopefully they will get there in time. Since it’s short notice and a Sunday they couldn’t guarantee the delivery.

    Please let Patrice, John and Jim know I am thinking about them too.


  4. Lori Grace
    Jul 20 2013

    My sincere regrets to you and your family, Jim Cowhig, as you go through this loss of your father.

    My prayers are with you all.

    May you heal quickly…


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