James Martin Bowen
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - James Martin Bowen, a long time resident of South Attleboro, joined the angels in heaven on May 1, 2011.
James was born December 1, 1921 in Bow, Kentucky. During WWII, Staff Sergeant Bowen served as a bombardier on a B-17 for the 96th Air Group of the 8th Air Force. He was a POW and liberated by General Patton on his sweep through Austria. James was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered and numerous other medals for his service to our country. In April 1945 he returned from the war and married the love of his life, Lucy (Geraghty) Bowen on July 4th. In 1957 the couple transferred to Greenville, Ohio with Corning Glass. They raised their family in Greenville, where they lived for more than 25 years. They retired and returned to South Attleboro in 1980 where James was an active volunteer for the Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa's parish. He was the devoted husband of Lucy C. Bowen for 65 years.
James is preceded in death by his loving wife: Lucy C. Bowen and by his daughter: Cheryl (Bowen) Bingham. He is survived by his sons Dr. Darryl J. Bowen and wife Joanne, of Mission Viejo, CA, John L. Bowen and wife Charlene, of Jamestown, IN, and his grandchildren: Darryl Bowen II, Darrel Bingham, James Shields; Nickole Barnes; Great Grandchildren: Cla, Jesse, Aubrianna, Logan, Dakota, Dalton, Courtney, and Billy.
There will be a grave side service for Mr. Bowen at the Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at a time yet to be determined by the family.