Groton - Frances Pauline Magowan, 73, of Rogers Road, Groton, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.
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She was born in New London, on Aug. 22, 1938, the daughter of William H. and Mary (Bloomfield) Lynch.
Fran was married to Edward W. Magowan Jr. on Oct. 28, 1960, in Groton.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her two sons, Edward W. Magowan III, Steven and his wife, Michele, of Groton; two daughters, Patricia (Grant) Magowan of Groton and Linda Dipollino and husband, Charles Jr. of Stonington; her grandchildren, Sarah and Charles Dipollino III, Kathrine Grant, and David and Colin Magowan; a brother, David Lynch of Amston; and best friend of over 60 years, Muriel Sanders.
Fran worked at John Hancock Insurance Co., until she started a family. She was a stay at home mother and homemaker. She and Ed traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico in their motor home. One of her greatest joys was taking care of her animals, horses, chickens, cats, dogs, goats, many of whom were rescues. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her many friends. Attending her grandchildren's sporting events brought her great pleasure. She will be missed by many.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the nurses and staff of 6.2 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and Hospice Southeastern Connecticut for their loving and compassionate care they provided to Fran.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. Interment will be private.
Donations in her memory may be directed to the Connecticut Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375 or the
, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech CTR, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Please visit www.byles.com to leave a condolence note for the family or for directions.
Published in The Day on July 31, 2012