Norma Beverly Stowe, 90, of Bourne, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at her home after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Alvin C. Stowe, Sr.
Born in Bourne, she was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Mary Ellen (Ainsley) Whipple. A lifelong resident, Mrs. Stowe was cafeteria manager at Bourne High School for many years. Known as the “Lunch Lady”, she retired in 1985.
Mrs. Stowe enjoyed knitting and crafts, loved spending time with her family, was a Cub Scout den mother, and enjoyed camping.
Survivors include her children, Alvin C. Stowe, Jr. and his wife Vivian of Bourne, Patricia A. Kauranen and her husband Michael of Rochester, John R. Stowe, Sr. and his wife Stephanie of Buzzards Bay, and James F. Stowe and his wife Patricia of Sagamore; her daughter in-law, Marie Stowe of ME; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, the late Robert N. Stowe, Sr, and her granddaughter, the late Holly Stowe.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Wednesday February 14, 2018 from 2 – 6 PM. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 PM. Burial will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Services of Mass. 2527 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, MA 02571.