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Denise (Bowie), age 61, was a life long resident of Paterson, NJ. Mrs. Hemingway departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 10 years Michael B. Hemingway, and parents John Alden and Pauline Marie Bowie. She attended Paterson Public Schools graduating from Eastside High School. She furthered her education at William Paterson University where she received a BA in Early Childhood Education. She became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also a member of The St. Luke Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ. Upon graduating she began her teaching career which expanded for over 30 years. She was honored by Yale University for her achievement of several educational advancement programs she was selected to participate in. Those sharing her legacy and love are her beloved daughters Maya Hemingway and Noelle Hemingway-Floyd, brothers: Dennis J. Bowie and Perry Jones, nieces: Daria Bailey and Natricia Thomas, nephews: Dennis R. Bowie and Paul D. Bowie, great nieces and nephews, cousins, godchildren and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10 AM at The St. Luke Baptist Church 139-145 A.M. Tyler Place (Carroll St.), Paterson, NJ. Interment: Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday, September 20th from 6-8 PM at The Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Home 256 Rosa Parks Blvd., Paterson, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Sept. 18, 2013