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Joyce B. Bowman

Joyce B. Bowman
  • March 11, 1940 - November 24, 2017
  • North Reading, Massachusetts

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“We wish to offer our sincere condolences on Joyce's passing. Donna has many fond childhood memories of Joyce and her sister Jean. Her 1st perm jumps...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie McDermott - Halfiax

“We are so very sorry we can't be there today. Deepest sympathies to the whole family. Joyce was an amazing person adored by our entire family. I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Rachel Watson-Forstot - SC

“So sorry for your loss.we have wonderful memories of a very special lady. Though we didn't spend much time with Joyce the time that we spent was...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Charlie and Collette Graham - MA

“Sorry to hear about Joyce's passing. I enjoyed taking care of her and listening to the stories of her 6 grandchildren. She was a very loving person....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry Keily for your loss, also express my sympathy to your dad as well. Cindy M. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of all of you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss, actually a loss to all of us. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Amy Wishart - Federal Way, WA

“I am sorry to hear about your loss. Never hesitate to go to God in prayer because he cares for you. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: MK

“My deepest sympathies to Joyces family. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Denise Orecchio - Woburn, MA

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Joyce B. Bowman, age 77, of North Reading, died at her home on Friday, November 24 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Medford, MA on March 11, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Elery and Bessie (Phillips) McKeil.

Joyce was raised in Medford and had worked as a hair stylist for Russell Edwards of Boston before opening her own shop in North Reading. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed spending time with her friends at her Quilt Shop. Joyce's yard was a showplace due to her exceptional gardening skills. Although, "Nanny" was most happy when simply spending time with her grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas A. Bowman. She was the loving mother of Kristin E. Bowman of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dana L. Delano and her husband Kevin of No. Reading, and Keily J. Tanguay and her husband Kevin of Derry, NH. She was the sister of Jean Watson of Medford, NY, Beverly Spofford of Stuart, FL, and the late Edith Rooney and Roy McKeil. She was the loving grandmother of Samantha, Drew, Abigail, Emma, Owen, and Noah. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Sunday from 2-5pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial is private.