Robert H. McGowan Jr. DUXBURY — Robert Henry McGowan Jr., 66, of Patterson Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with his family at his bedside. Born March 13, 1953, in Brockton, Massachusetts, he was the son of Marie (Caldwell) and Robert McGowan Sr. He attended elementary school there and graduated from Brockton High School in 1971. In 1989, he married Victoria Moore in New Hampshire. Following their wedding, they made their home in Danbury, New Hampshire. Victoria passed away and after her death, Robert moved to the central Vermont area, making his home in Washington, Waterbury, Burlington and Topsham, before settling in Duxbury. Robert was employed as a production worker at Malden Mills, Colt Firearms and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, including deep-sea fishing, back road riding, four-wheeling, camping and tinkering. Survivors include his partner, Lori Flynn, of Duxbury; his son, Chad McGowan and wife Alijah, of Barre Town; his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Feehan and husband Robert, of Colchester; as well as his grandchildren Annie, Shaelyn and Kinley. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Robert McGowan; his grandson, Anthony McGowan; and his sister, Annie McGowan. The gathering to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the VFW Post #790, 527 U.S. Route 302 in East Barre. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Washington on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the McGowan Burial Fund, 7 Academy St., Barre, VT 05641. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home assisted the McGowan family with the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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