Maris Mary Isabelle Bowers

January 18, 1933 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 89)


Maris (Mary Isabelle) Bowers, 89, of Portland passed away Friday Aug. 12th at Hartford Hospital. Maris was born Jan. 18, 1933 to Alvin T. and Kathryn (Fitzsimmons) Bowers at Fort Mills, Corregidor Island, Philippines. She was predeceased in death by her father and mother. Maris graduated from Marymount School , Tarrytown, NY in 1950. She professed her final vows with the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1955. Maris graduated from Marymount College in 1954, received her Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson in 1972. Maris taught French and English at Marymount Academy and schools in New Jersey until instructing in Hamden ESL Program from 1974 until 1994. She traveled extensively and spent most summers studying language in Europe. After retirement she became a fixture in the office at St. Mary’s Church in Portland and attended Mass regularly at St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s in East Hampton. She loved her Westie Terriers, referring to them as her “kids”. Maris was not one to hide her political views and was a Lifetime Member of the NRA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday Aug. 17th at 10AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the East Hampton Ambulance Assoc. Jim Morris Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 144 East Hampton, CT 06424. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
August 17, 2022

10:00 AM
St Patrick Church (East Hampton)

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