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Mary Eileen Carroll Bowlus, 88, of Daytona Beach, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Timberlane Lodge ALF, New Smyrna Beach. Memorial Mass for Eileen will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 7th, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ormond Beach, FL. There will also be a Rosary service at 5pm on Dec. 6th in the church chapel. Eileen was born in Newark, NJ in 1923, and moved to this area in 1969 from Rutland, VT. A Navy veteran of World War II, Eileen was a 1950 graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth with a degree in biology. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Prince of Peace Prayer Group. She enjoyed singing, drawing, dancing and reading. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2008. Survivors are her brother, Edward T. Carroll, Jr. of The Woodlands, TX; three daughters: Blanche Stokley, Winter Park, FL, Margaret Aldridge, Edgewater, FL, and Mary E. Coyle, Cleveland, TN; six sons: Paul, Knoxville, TN, Mark, Port Orange, FL, John Adrian, Piedmont, SC, Peter, Winter Springs, FL, David, Ormond Beach, FL, and Justin, University Park, MD; 17 grand-children and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of other remembrances, the family suggests donations be made to the Pregnancy Crisis Center at 416 N. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2012