Seymour N. Bowden

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Seymour N. Bowden

FARMINGTON - Seymour N. Bowden, age 89, of Seymour Court in Farmington, died July 4, 2014 at home.

Born October 22, 1924 in Seal Harbor, Maine, the son of Roscoe B. and Clydia A. (Richardson) Bowden, they moved to Farmington, in 1927, where Seymour resided all of his life.

A United States Army Veteran, he served during World War II, the 36th Division, they liberated Dachau prison camp in Germany in 1945, he experienced the holocaust first hand and was recipient of the Bronze Star.

Seymour was a graduate of Heidelberg Cook and Baker School. In 1946, he married Mary (Gordon). He worked many years in the shoe industry, having served as a Union President. For many years, he operated Bowden TV Repair. He also had worked in security at the former Thompson Center Arms in Rochester.

A Cofounder of the Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corps in 1972, he served for 16 years. In 1980, he was appointed to the Ambulance Coordinating Board by Gov. Hugh Gallen, serving for several years.

Predeceased by his wife Mary Bowden in 2010, he is survived by their son: Brad and wife Pamela Bowden of Farmington, they raised 2 nieces: Dorothy Woods and Kathy Gordon both of Middleton, grandchildren: Adam and wife Rachel Bowden of Farmington, David Bowden of Orlando, Fla., April Bowden Leahey and husband Ben Leahey of Shelton, Conn., Benjamin Bowden of Somersworth and Elsie Bowden of Farmington, great grandchildren: Nathaniel Bowden and Ethan Bowden of Farmington, his brother: Pearl Bowden of Farmington, also, over 50 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 12 siblings.

There are no calling hours, family and friends are welcome to a Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Peaslee Funeral Home, 24 Central Street, Farmington, N.H. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington with military honors by the United States Army. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the . To express condolences, please visit:

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C.E. Peaslee and Son, Inc.
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Farmington, NH 03835
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Published in Fosters from July 8 to July 11, 2014
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