Dorothy Bowman
1924 - 2016
Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 South Broadway
Red Hook, NY
Dorothy Mae


Red Hook - Dorothy Mae Bowman, 92, a lifelong Red Hook resident, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.

Born on May 17th, 1924, in Rhinebeck, she was the daughter of the late Foster and Flossie (Stahl) Smith. She was a graduate of Red Hook High School. Dorothy married Edward A Bowman Jr. on April 21, 1963 and he predeceased her on August 19, 2004

Dorothy worked in the wholesale violet business with her father for many years. She also worked at Empire and Grand Union- as a meat wrapper for 53 years.

Dorothy was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Hook and taught Sunday school for 25 years.

She was a 50 year member of the Red Hook Grange, a member of the Red Hook HS Alumni Association, and the Rhinebeck AARP. Dorothy also served on the Red Hook Board of Elections for 17 years.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Robert Smith of Santa Rosa, CA, Cecelia Seprodi of Indiana, Cindy Coplen of Indiana, Patricia Bowman of Red Hook, NY, and Donald Bowman of Florida; her longtime loving caregivers, Jerry Lown, and Sharon Sanger, both of Red Hook, NY,

along with extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Merrick, Alden, and Raymond Smith; a sister, Margaret Smith; and her brother in law and sister in law, Robert & Alma Bowman.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 AM on December 31, 2016 at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook. Rev. Sonya Maclary will officiate.

There will be no calling hours

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the Red Hook Fire Company, PO Box 100, Red Hook, NY 12571 or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7420 S. Broadway, PO Box 207, Red Hook, NY 12571.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.

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Published by Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2016.
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery
Red Hook, NY
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