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Gladys P. Bowley

December 27, 1929 - November 17, 2017
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Topsham-Gladys P. Bowley age 87 of Forest Glen Lane passed away peacefully Friday November 17th after a brief stay at the Hospice House in Auburn, ME.  She was born in Andover, MA December 27, 1929, the daughter of Montville and Amelia Kirchner Peck.  She attended The Northfield School for Girls and graduated from Westbrook Junior College in 1949. In 1950 Gladys married Wilfred Lee Bowley of Bridgton, ME.  He died on June 12, 1993.  Gladys was a homemaker her whole life.  She grew vegetables for her family and made clothes for her daughters.  She was an avid reader and loved to do counted cross stitch for her family. She loved the Patriots right up until she became ill.  Her happy place was her cottage on Long Lake in North Bridgton.  She spent every summer of her life there.  Her family is grateful she was able to spend this past summer there.  Besides her husband Gladys was predeceased by a sister Geraldine Rockwell and a brother Montville Peck Jr.  Surviving are 3 daughters and their families.  JoAnn Vosmus and husband Kirk of Burlington, ME and Daniel, WY.  Rebecca Dunbar and husband Andrew of Augusta and Dorcas Krug and husband Peter of Topsham.  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 feline companions who will be cared for by her daughter Dorcas.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, November 29th from 4—6 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 30th at 11 AM at the funeral home with the Rev. Gordon Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Roger’s Cemetery Topsham.

Because of the wonderful compassion and care Gladys received there, Memorial donations may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House at 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn, ME 04210.

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