Brooklyn – Carolyn (Thornley) Bowers, 80, of Blueberry Lane, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Rev. Theodore Williams Bowers. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Edith M. (Mitchell) Thornley.
Mrs. Bowers was a registered pediatric nurse for R.I. Hospital and Framingham Union Hospital. She also provided in-home daycare for many years. She was a member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross in Byfield, MA, a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Brooklyn, a former member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton, MA, and a longtime seasonal resident of Dennen Episcopal Family Campground in Plymouth, MA. She was affectionately known as the “Coupon Lady” at Trinity Church and The Friends of Assisi Food Pantry and has been a patron of many food charities. She will be most fondly remembered by those with whom she spent countless hours in spiritual conversation and counseling.
Carolyn is survived by her sons, Stephen Bowers and his wife Donna of Fairfield, CT, and Michael Bowers and his wife Christina of Woodstock; and her grandchildren, Katherine Bowers, Jonathan Bowers, Jennifer Bowers, Margaret Bowers, Emmaline Bowers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 Providence Rd., Brooklyn, CT 06234 on Friday June 19 at 10:30 am. After the service, all are invited to visit with Carolyn’s family at J.D. Cooper’s Restaurant in Putnam for luncheon and celebration. In Carolyn’s memory, please bring a non-perishable food item to the restaurant or donate to The Friends of Assisi Food Pantry, 77 Water St., Danielson, CT 06239 www.friendsofassisi.com. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.