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Joseph J. Bowman


Joseph J. Bowman, Sr.Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman, who died on Friday, August 8th at Brightview of Danvers, surrounded by the love & presence of his family.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 12th 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.  Captain Bowman was born in Chelsea & was raised in Revere.  He was a 1945 alumnus of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere.  Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy & served until July 1946, with the rank of Radar man 3rd Class. He spent over 34 years with the Revere Fire Department, retiring with the rank of Captain.  He was a member of the Retired Revere Firemans Association & a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Family. The couple lived in Revere most of their life, until moving to Stoneham in 2000.  “Joe” was a perfected example of a devoted husband & proud father & grandfather.   As a member of the Fire Department, he had rotating shifts, enabling him to serve as a greeter for the former Pike & Vertuccio Funeral Home on Beach St. Typical of so many of his generation, they were & are the essence of “Family provider” . Joe lost the “love of his life” Lorraine M. (Fallon) on May 23rd, 2012, after 61 years of marriage.  He is the cherished father to: Joraine M. Spelman & her husband Philip of Stoneham, Joseph J. Bowman, Jr. & his wife Karen of Brecksville, OH, Lisa M. Carlson & her husband James of Saugus and Christine B. Emond & her husband Douglas of Marblehead.  Joe is also lovingly survived by 9 grandchildren & 3 great grand children and 3 sisters in law, Dorothy Bowman of Melrose, Patricia Colburne & Concetta “Connie” Fallon both of Wakefield.  He was the dear brother of the late David Bowman, Jr.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore) 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.


Visiting Hours

Monday, August 11th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church (Revere)


Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett)

In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions (Hospice of the North Shore) 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923.


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  1. Salil Midha
    Aug 11 2014

    My condolences to all the wonderful family.
    There are no words to express such dear loss.

    May the God help you all at this difficult time.

    With personal regards to everyone.

    Salil Midha,MD

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