NASHUA - Thomas (Tom) L. Bowles, 67, of Nashua, died unexpectedly at home on May 29, 2014.
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He was born in Boston, on Oct. 24, 1946, a son of the late George "Woody" and Margaret "Peg" (Moore) Bowles.
Mr. Bowles was the husband of Cheryl (Bean) Bowles, whom he married on Feb. 15, 1975. They shared over 39 years of marriage.
At the time of his death, Tom was ending his third year of coaching Bishop Guertin Varsity baseball and preparing for his fourth season as the pitching coach for the Nashua Silver Knights. His passion for baseball was the love of his life, next to his adoration of his family.
In addition to Bishop Guertin and Silver Knights, he also coached Goffstown High School for 20 years and more recently was an assistant coach at Nashua High School South.
Despite his active involvement with so many local baseball teams, Tom also lived and died with Boston sports teams, and even shed a tear when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004.
Beyond his love for sports, Tom was an avid music fan, especially of Bob Dylan, seemingly knowing every song from the 60s and 70s. He also enjoyed running, photography and, most of all, a good laugh.
Tom was a Natick High School graduate class of 1964. Following his graduation, he attended Dean Junior College and then enrolled at William Penn University in Iowa. He graduated with a bachelor's of science in education.
Besides his cherished wife Cheryl, he leaves behind his son Steven Bowles of Nashua, his brother Robert Bowles and wife Susan of Seabrook, his brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, William and Maureen Bean of Dracut, Mass. and Patricia Bradford of Nashua; along with many nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish, 216 E. Dunstable Road, Nashua on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Following cremation, interment prayers and burial will be held at the convenience of his family.
The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401). "One memory lights another."
Davis Funeral Home
1 Lock Street
Nashua, NH 03064-2238
Published in Union Leader on June 1, 2014