Mabel L. Bowden Obituary

Mabel L. Bowden

Penobscot- Mabel Ida Leach Bowden, age 86, died peacefully on November 1, 2020 at the hospital in Blue Hill, following an injury which occurred at her home in Penobscot the preceding week. She was born April 4, 1934 at Castine Community Hospital to Arthur and Mary (Cunningham) Leach. She grew up on a dairy farm in Penobscot, and enjoyed helping her father on the farm, especially with the horses and hay wagon. Mabel graduated from Clark High School in 1953. Her first job was at the Adams Corp. in Ellsworth. She then worked at the St. Regis Paper Co. in Bucksport for 6 years. A homemaker and mother for the next 18 years, she went back to work at Champion International in Bucksport for the next 20 years until her retirement. A lifelong Penobscot resident, she enjoyed participating in local school, church, and community activities. Mabel was a loving wife to her late husband Basil for nearly fifty years until his death in the spring of 2010. She is survived by her two dear children, eight wonderful grandchildren, and a delightful great-granddaughter. Son’s; Basil and his children Abby, Henry, Spencer, Alice, Susan, and Thomas; David and his children Nicole and Josh. A great-granddaughter Claire was born to Nicole and her husband Chris in August of this year. She leaves a sister, Eileen Webber, whose close relationship she treasured throughout her life. She also leaves nephews, nieces, and several cousins, as well as her close friend Marlene, whose love and support she cherished. In her final years she enjoyed spending time with Ed Flannery, a dear and special man. Consistent with Mabel’s wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers anyone may make donations to the Penobscot Fire Dept. in Penobscot, Maine P.O Box 20 04476. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services Bucksport. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)
April 4, 1934 - November 1, 202004/04/193411/01/2020
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Penobscot- Mabel Ida Leach Bowden, age 86, died peacefully on November 1, 2020 at the hospital in Blue Hill, following an injury which occurred at her home in Penobscot the preceding week. She was born April 4, 1934 at Castine Community Hospital to Arthur and Mary (Cunningham) Leach. She grew up on a dairy farm in Penobscot, and enjoyed helping her father on the farm, especially with the horses and hay wagon. Mabel graduated from Clark High School in 1953. Her first job was at the Adams Cor...

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