Paul E. McGowan

1928 ∼ 2018

Paul E. McGowan

Paul E. McGowan, 90, of Falmouth MA, died Saturday Sep. 29, 2018. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Gaffney) McGowan. Born in Boston, the son of the late John and Mary (Burns) McGowan.

Paul served in the US Navy from 1946-1948. He was in the optical business for many years and retired at the age of 75. He enjoyed golfing, boating, gardening and tending to his yard. He especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

Paul was the loving father of Paul McGowan and his wife Rebecca of Sandwich, Patricia Tagtmeyer and her husband Erich of Mashpee, Anne Marie Turner and her late husband Michael Turner, William McGowan and his wife Victoria of Sudbury, Maureen McGowan of Falmouth, and Christine Malloy and her husband Kevin of Needham; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister Mary Souza.

A visitation will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hwy (Route 28A), in West Falmouth. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Road, CT  06278 (

Veteran of the navy


Friday, October 5, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home-West Falmouth
Address & Directions


Friday, October 5, 2018 | 10:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Address & Directions


Friday, October 5, 2018 | 2:15 PM

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Address & Directions


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Road, CT  06278

Learn more about Pre-planning

Paul E. McGowan

1928 ∼ 2018

Do you need help in writing your guestbook entry?

Try writing about one of these topics:

  • What characteristic did you love most about the person
  • What was your relationship with him/her
  • Do you have a tasteful story about him/her that exemplifies the qualities of the person
  • What one word would you use to describe the person
  • When was the first time you met him/her
  • Did you share in a special event with him/her

Did you know, this guestbook entry will be printed and given to the family as a cherished keepsake. Your words will be held closely by the family and their gratitude for the time spent writing will be boundless.