Patrick F. Bowe
1932 - 2018
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Patrick Francis Bowe age 85 of Littleton passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Cambridge on June 13, 1932, he was the son of the late Gerald T. and Lydia M. (Heffernan) Bowe. Patrick was raised and educated in Dorchester, graduating from Boston College High School. He soon enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return home, he attended Northeastern University where he graduated with a degree in Engineering. Patrick and Barbara (Cunningham) married in 1959 and moved to Acton where together they raised their children. He worked for many years at Digital Equipment in Maynard as an Engineer. He retired early and enrolled at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell where he earned a Masters of Science Degree in Mathematics at the age of 61. Patrick began working as a math teacher at Greater Lowell Vocational Tech, a career he loved and embraced until his retirement at the age of 74. He was admired and respected by his many students and colleagues. Patrick was an avid sports fan from a very young age, running the turnstiles at Fenway Park to gain free admission in the 1940s. He looked forward to every Red Sox game and attended many at Fenway Park, and also enjoyed watching the New England Patriots. Patrick enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool, going to the race track, and playing the lottery. Family however was the center of his life, he cherished the time with his devoted children and caring grandchildren, and he had a special bond with each one. Whenever he saw a family member in need, he was the first to offer help in any way he could. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann (Cunningham) of Acton, his children Carol Palazzi and her companion Larry Bragdon of Uxbridge, Mary Bowe-Shulman and her wife Dorene Bowe-Shulman of Acton, Patrick F. Bowe, Jr. and his husband Thomas Ellis of West Newbury, Barbara Warren and her husband Ray of Littleton and Fred Bowe and his wife Candy of Bolton, his twelve grandchildren Dave Pierce, Elisha Gandhi, Joshua Warren, Orion Adey, Abigail Warren, Emily Adey, Hannah Warren, Alice Warren, Michael Bowe, Erica Bowe, Emma Bowe-Shulman, and Olivia Bowe-Shulman. Patrick is predeceased by 6 brothers: Stanley, Gerald, William, Phillip, Joseph and John Bowe; and 2 sisters, Georgie Martin and Carole Robar. He leaves 3 brothers: Donald Bowe, Richard Bowe, and Robert Bowe; and 2 sisters, Peggy Doughty and Mary Corliss, as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Patrick on Sunday, May 20 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton. His funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery with U.S. Navy Military Honors will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to: DKJ Foundation, P.O. Box 617, Reading, MA 01867 www.dkjfounda in support of Alzheimers research.

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Published in The Littleton Independent from May 18 to Jun. 1, 2018.
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June 23, 2018
As you remember your love one, may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.
June 1, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort in this difficult time (Isiah 26:19)
May 31, 2018
Sorry to hear about Pats passing. I believe I worked with him but cannot remember which group. I was in DEC from 1972-2000.
mike blake
May 31, 2018
mike blake
May 24, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the family. May you continue to feel comforted by the love of family and friends. Wishing you peace and strength in your time of loss - Psalm 94:18,19.
May 23, 2018
Doris Darrow
May 23, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I must say I enjoyed reading his life history of accomplishments. Mr. Bowe really lived his life to the fullest. I pray that the family remember and keep alive all the memories you had together.

Too, that you find comfort in God's word through this difficult time. Philippians 4:6,7.

Sandra C.
May 21, 2018
Dear Barb and all your family, your Dad was a wonderful man. I remember him so well when you all bought the house. Happy times So sorry for your loss. My heart feels for you since I recently lost my Papa
Lynn Warren
May 21, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss, Dorene, Mary, Emma, Olivia, and your whole extended family. Patrick's obituary inspires me to consider more Masters study at my late age!
Franny Osman
May 20, 2018
Thinking of you all as you celebrate Uncle Pat's remarkable life. A donation was made in his honor to the DKJ foundation with much love Phil's girls
Cheryl Bowe
May 18, 2018
Candy, In honor of your Father-in-law my family's foundation will be making a donation to the DKJ FOUNDATION in his name. My deepest heartfelt condolences to your whole family. May he Rest In Peace.
Linda-Beth Gopen
May 18, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. He sounds like an extraordinary man!
Kathy Brigham
May 17, 2018
Prayers and comfort to the family during this time. Robin and Jerry Cochrane
Robin Cochrane
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