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Virginia M. Bowse

December 22, 1927 December 25, 2018
Virginia M. Bowse
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Obituary for Virginia M. Bowse

Virginia M. Bowse, of Concord, a woman beloved by her family and devoted to her Christian faith, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Rivercrest Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in Concord. She was 91.

Born in Concord on December 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Dorothy (Wilder) Bowse. She was a 1945 graduate of Concord High School. For 42 years, she held several positions at AT&T, formerly located on Main Street in Concord.

Virginia enjoyed gardening, reading, classical music, and travelling over the years to France, Spain, and more recently Wells, Maine, where she cherished her time spent relaxing by the waters of the Atlantic. In years past, she participated in Archery tournaments at the Concord Rod & Gun Club. She will be remembered as a gifted storyteller, and a loyal friend to many. Her faith was a pillar in her life, and she taught CCD for many years in Concord. Family came first for Virginia, as she demonstrated an unwavering devotion to being there when anyone needed her.

She leaves behind three nieces, Susan Fenton of Maynard, Betty Ann Fenton-Diggins and her husband Paul of Brookline, and Diane Fenton-Papia and her husband Thomas of Maynard, one nephew, George Fenton and his wife Dayle of Nashua, NH, all of whom cared for her and considered her a second mother. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Bowse and his wife June of Narragansett, RI, a brother-in-law, Joseph Giordano of Bradenton, FL, 13 additional nieces and nephews, and several grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Fenton and her husband George, Dorothy Sawyer and her husband Richard, and Jean Giordano.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours on Friday, December 28th from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center. Her funeral will take place on Saturday, December 29th at 9 am from the Dee Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 am in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Concord.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.

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6:30 PM 12/28/2018 6:30:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/28/2018 9:00:00 PM
Dee Funeral Home of Concord

27 Bedford Street
Concord, MA 01742

Dee Funeral Home of Concord
27 Bedford Street Concord 01742 MA
United States

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10:00 AM 12/29/2018 10:00:00 AM
Holy Family Parish

12 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742

Holy Family Parish
12 Monument Square Concord 01742 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Bernard's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Bedford Street
Concord, MA 01742

Bedford Street Concord 01742 MA
United States

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