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Elizabeth A. (Bowley) Coen

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PhotoCOEN, ELIZABETH A. (BOWLEY), 46, of Sherwood Avenue, died Sunday at her home after a two year illness. She was the wife of Timothy R. Coen. Mother of Liam P. Coen.

Born in Newport, she was the daughter of Margaret (Maynard) Shea of Middletown and Rodney Bowley of Newport.

She leaves two brothers, David P. Bowley of Exeter, NH and John P. Bowley of Groton, CT; a sister, Stacey A. Yarrow of Middletown; her stepfather, Daniel Shea and her stepmother, Paula Bowley.

Mrs. Coen was a history teacher at South Kingstown High School for 12 years until she became ill in 2004. She received an Associates Degree from Salve Regina University in Newport and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude from Rhode Island College.

Beth was a loving, devoted and caring wife and mother. A beloved teacher, she was a confidant to many of her students. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Holocaust Museum in Providence.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith St., Providence. Funeral Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 684, Somers, NY 10589 in her memory would be appreciated.
Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 10, 2006
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