• Roger W. Bowley
    May 16,2014

    Roger W. Bowley

    BARRE — Roger W. Bowley, 73, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home.

    Born Sept. 2, 1940, in Haverhill, New Hampshire, he was the son of Norman W. and Lucille I. Lampher. He attended area schools and graduated from Wells River High School. He served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Italy; he later transferred to the Vermont National Guard.

    He had done janitorial work all his life, many years for the state of Vermont.

    On Jan. 18, 1964, he married Shirley Taylor in Woodsville, New Hampshire. They lived in Bristol and New Britain, Connecticut, before moving to central Vermont in 1966.

    He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

    Survivors include his wife and two children, Roger W. Bowley Jr., of Barre, and Lisa Bowley, of Montpelier. Also surviving is a sister, Sharon Millette.

    Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Bowley.

    His Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Monica Church in Barre. Burial will follow at a later date in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.

    Contributions in his memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or the Jabbok Center for Christian Living, 8 Daniel Drive, Barre, VT 05641.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St. in Barre, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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