FRANKLIN - Mrs. Dorothy L. Bowers, 88, of Franklin, formerly of Cheektowaga, N.Y., died at Concord Hospital Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
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She was born in Jay, Maine on June 2, 1925, the daughter of Cyril and Amanda (Cote) Fortier. Mrs. Bowers was raised in Jay later moving to North Tonawanda, N.Y. and to Cheektowaga, N.Y. for 40 years before moving to Franklin in 2011.
She was employed at The Holiday Inn in Cheektowaga for 27 years prior to retiring.
While in Franklin, she regularly attended the TRIP Center. Mrs. Bowers is the widow of William L. Bowers Sr. who died in 1975.
Family members include her four children, William L. Bowers Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Augusta, Ga., Marie Thomas and her husband Bob of Phoenix, Gary Bowers of Depew, N.Y. and Jay Bowers and his wife, Debby, of Franklin; 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; her brother, Cyril Fortier and his wife, Sandy ,of Depew, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews.
A Prayer service will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, followed by visiting hours until 7 p.m.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Bowers may be made to the NH Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH 0310, TRIP Center, PO Box 182, Franklin, NH 03235, or
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit neunfuneralhoms.com.
Thibault - Neun Funeral Home
143 FRANKLIN ST Franklin, NH 03235
Published in The Concord Monitor on Oct. 31, 2013