Ronald L. ‘Ronnie’ Bowers

April 19, 2016

Ronald L. ‘Ronnie’ Bowers

RONALD L. “RONNIE” BOWERS – in Woburn, April 19th, beloved husband of Ann “Nancy” (Hayes) Bowers. Devoted father of Elizabeth M. “Beth” Bowers of ME. Dear brother of Boyd H. “Nicky” Bowers and his wife Caroline of Woburn. Loving Uncle of Edward N., Robert A., Derek M. Bowers and Sheila E. Gisetto. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 22nd at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street at 11:30. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 21st 3-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Ronnie’s memory to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mass General, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, 02114 Attn:Dr. Fiona Gibbons.

OBITUARY:

Ronald L. “Ronnie” Bowers, passed away Tuesday, April 19th at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. The beloved husband of Ann “Nancy” (Hayes) Bowers. He was seventy years of age.

Born in Woburn “Ronnie” as he was so well known, was one of two sons of the late Boyd H. and Clara(Lemone) Bowers. Raised and educated here in Woburn, he was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1963. While in high school Ronnie played sports and played them all very, very well. Following high school Ronnie continued his education at Northeastern University, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Financing. While working his co-op position at Raytheon he secured a permanent position there, which lasted thirty six years, having attained the position of Financial Administrator. Ronnie had just retired two years ago.

While a senior in high school Ronnie was introduced to his friend’s sister, Nancy. That was the beginning of a wonderful relationship for over forty five years of marriage. Remaining in Woburn all of his life, Ronnie and Nancy made their home on the West side of Woburn. The brought their daughter Elizabeth into the world, to whom they were very devoted. Ronnie shared a very special relationship with his daughter Beth. Yes, she was “Daddy’s little girl” and will always be. Family adventures were always the best! Skiing throughout the years to Bretton Woods, along with the many other ski areas in the White Mountains. For fun in the sun Bermuda, Aruba, Arizona, any place that had a golf course, was always a pleasant place to be. Every Saturday while Beth was growing up, he would pack all of Beth’s friends in the car and head off to McDonalds for lunch!

Ronnie has held season tickets for over fifteen years at Boston College, which all began when Beth began her journey through BC. Rain, snow, sleet or hail, he never missed a game.

Family was top priority throughout the years for Ronnie. Always on the go, Ronnie would be seen throughout the city attending soccer, baseball, football or any other event that was happening for his daughter, niece, nephews and family fiends, to cheer them on.

When spring arrived, the clubs came out and Ronnie was a frequent golfer at Woburn Country Club. Belonging to the Men’s golf league there at the Country Club, he had served as Treasurer and liaison for several decades. Ronnie and Nancy also were able to enjoy the warm weather and were able to spend some wonderful times in Ft. Lauderdale along with other friends from Woburn during the winter months.

An all around wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend, Ronnie certainly lived a life that was full. He had a very unique ability of making everyone feel important, comfortable, like a truly good friend.

Sadly, Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, Boyd H. and Clara (Lemone)Bowers.

Ronnie was lovingly survived by his wife of Ann “Nancy” (Hayes) Bowers, his daughter, Elizabeth M. “Beth” Bowers of ME, and his brother Boyd H. “Nicky” Bowers and his wife Caroline of Woburn. He was the loving Uncle of Edward N., Robert A., Derek M. Bowers and Sheila E. Gisetto.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 22nd at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street at 11:30. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 21st 3-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Ronnie’s memory to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mass General, 55 Fruit Street, Boston,MA 02114 Attn:Dr. Fiona Gibbons.

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  1. My condolences to the Bowers family. I will always remember Ron for his kindness and friendship during our time at Raytheon.
    Ron, may you rest in peace.

    Antonette Tenaglia

  2. The first time I met Ronnie was in 1968. I flew from Germany to Boston to be with my sister Caroline whilst she gave birth to her first son Edward Nicholas (Nicky). Ronnie was the Godfather & I was the Godmother to Nicky. I’ve been back & forth every few years & it always a good time with the Bowers family. My deepest sympathy Nancy, Beth, Nick & Caroline. Find solace in the fact that Ronnie was met by Nono, Nana & papa @ the pearly gates of his Eternal resting place with his God by his side. Ronnie is being rowdy filling everyone in & the gossip. With much love Patti & family

  3. Dear Nancy,Beth & Family
    Ronnie was a one of a kind gentleman who will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him,always greeting you with his infectious smile, Rest in Peace

  4. Ronnie was a special friend. We attended school together beginning in the first grade. We always did the Borden ice cream factory tours together …lol…remembering how the tour guide told us to stop coming in everyday. Many years later our paths crossed again at a Wilmington-Woburn girls softball game. Then discovered we both worked for Raytheon ….both of us in the finance org. Ron was a great gentleman and just a fine person to have known. You left us too soon…..god bless
    Bob Tamilio

  5. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ron for many years at Raytheon, He was a real gentleman, a friend and a mentor when I needed his advice on a a medical issue ,
    he previously encountered.
    May he rest in peace.

  6. Nancy and Beth
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We will miss Ronnie.
    With love and hugs
    John & Diane

  7. I grew up with Ronnie in the same neighborhood. I was good friend and neighbor
    to his cousin Cookie. The whole South End
    gang had a lot of fun together. On Sundays
    after Church we would go to his house where
    his Nuno would always give us sauce and
    meatballs that she would cook on Sundays.
    Ronnie was such a nice guy. Always looking
    out for his friends. May he rest in peace,
    and for his family to know how much he loved
    you.

    Carole (Figucia) Croteau (class of 1963)

  8. I saw Ronnie for the first time in over 50 years at Elite Barber Shop, maybe 3 years ago. He looked exactly as I remembered him from our junior high days. He was one of my first friends in Woburn, after I moved there from Medford in 1957. Always remember the fun we had together. So sorry to lose him.
    Rick Bevilacqua
    Class of ’63

  9. For those who didn’t know Ronnie, missed out on something very special. His love for family, friends and the Woburn Community was the essence of his life. It was our privilege to be among his friends. Our love and sympathy to this wonderful family. Mal & Mike McDonough

  10. We are sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved brother.Our sincere sympathy. Angelo & Carol Amico

  11. Ann, Beth and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  12. Ronnie, you will always be one of the brightest lights I have had in my life. Your smile, generosity, laughter, good character, kind heart, and friendship will live on forever. You were one of the best!

    One of your many best friends,
    Cathy

  13. Dear Nancy, Beth and Family,
    Please know that Ronnie will be truly missed by all. He was a loving husband and a fabulous father. Ronnie was a friend to all and helped everyone. May he rest in peace. God bless him and his family.
    Love,
    The Leone Family

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. My sister Helen was a friend of Clara’s on John Street and was very fond of Clara’s boys and their families. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers now at this difficult time.
    Nancy O’Connor Mondello

  15. Nancy & Beth,
    I am so sorry that Ronnie/your dad has lost his courageous battle. I was convinced he was going to pull through. He touched so many lives at Raytheon. Many of us felt he was a second father to us. We will all miss him very much. Beth – you were his pride & joy. Always remember how much he loved you.
    XOXO
    Bonnie

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