William A Mowry

William A Mowry

William A Mowry

January 16, 1929~September 04, 2019

William Mowry passed away at home into eternity after a rich and full long life. “Bill “ spent most of his life in Rhode Island before moving to Massachusetts and Indiana while eventually retiring to Florida in 1991. At age seventeen as a senior in high school he and some of his buddies went directly to the door of the school superintendent to seek early admission into World War 2. His perseverance paid off and he joined the Army serving time in Japan for the occupation after the war. He attended Providence College on the GI bill. After his service he began working for First National stores where a chance meeting at the time clock introduced him to his future wife Joan Brunelle. They raised three children William (Billy), David and Lynne. He was actively involved in his children’s lives at a time when that was uncommon. He was happiest bringing his kids fishing, cooking, watching football, going to the beach, Sunday drives with us, and karting his kids around to various swim meets all over New England to watch them compete. He seamlessly adjusted into the role of Papa to his 7 grandchildren who he continued to be actively involved with and adored. During his retirement he and Joan cared for several small children babysitting them and “loving” on them. He was Papa to them all and loved by many. It wasn’t uncommon to have the neighborhood kids stop by to help themselves to goodies , and a visit on almost a daily basis. A declared “ home Baptist” he returned to the Church of the Suncoast” a few years ago and enjoyed hearing God’s word. He always had a great sense of humor and laugh. Despite slowing down over the past few years he enjoyed watching his great grandchildren grow and continued to be a great source of hugs, advice and treats. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. He had a life well lived and well loved. He was the son of William and Ruth (Nicholas). He is predeceased by his sister Marilyn Campopiano and his son William Mowry. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan, his children David and his wife Lori, his daughter Lynne (husband Thomas deceased) as well as his grandchildren Kristin Shuler (Ed), Kyle Mowry, Sarsha Brantley (Kevin), Stephanie Hines (Ben), Zachary Mowry, Jacob Mowry (Kourtni), Max Glaser (Kara) and his 9 great grandchildren, Malia, Eddie, Ayden, Ella, Carter, James, Hadleigh, Luke and Ruby. A memorial will be held at a later date along with a private burial.

Condolence

Janet Murtha Blazy (Friend of family)

September 5, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear Lynne and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was definitely loved & I have happy memories of going out to dinner so many times with your family!
Sincere wishes off comfort,
Janet Blazy

Janet Murtha Blazy (Friend of family)

September 5, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear Lynne and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was definitely loved & I have happy memories of going out to dinner so many times with your family!
Sincere wishes off comfort,
Janet Blazy

Nancy Burt (Friend of Daughter Lynne. )

September 6, 2019, 12:00 am

My condolences. He seemed like an amazing Man, friend father and papa. May he rest as easy as he lived. 🙏

Elaine Becker (friend of Lynne Glaser)

September 6, 2019, 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be in your heart

Care Hebert (Daughter’s friend)

September 7, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear Lynn,
My heart aches for all you have been through. I pray you and your family will continue to be stregthened with all the many warm and wonderful memories of this exceptional man you called, “Dad”.
Tears and Prayers,
Jerry and Carolyn Hebert

June Cook (*)

September 8, 2019, 12:00 am

Uncle Bill was one in a million. All of my memories of him from growing up put smiles on my face and warm my heart!
One of his little crumb pickers!!!

Much love to all

Kate and Ellie McCarthy (friend of family)

September 9, 2019, 12:00 am

Dear Lynne and Family: Kate and I are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. We remember you as a little girl, when you were Janet's childhood friend. Your father sounds like a lovely man. We hope you and your family are doing okay. Please take care, love to you.

John & Renee' Dermott & family (friends/ neighbors)

September 21, 2019, 12:00 am

Joan & family:
We are so sorry for your loss and pray that you all find peace. After 25 years of being “right next door”, Bill & Joan have watched all 5 of our kids grow up and greeting each one with treats (special just for the neighbor kids), especially on Halloween. He will be missed and he knew how much he was loved by family and friends.
Prayers for your family.
Love the Dermott clan

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