John Morgan Bowen passed away on November 22, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut. He was born in Hartford on April 20, 1954, the first of five children of John and Dorothy Bowen. John was raised in Manchester, Connecticut, attending local schools and graduating from Manchester High School in 1972. He went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut in 1981. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Manchester, attaining the highest rank of Eagle Scout. John moved with his family to Eastford, Connecticut, the Quiet Corner, in 1975, where he was self-employed. True to his nature, John embraced a quiet, simple lifestyle. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, as well as antique collector. John is remembered by his family as a kind and gentle, person. He kept to himself, but all who met him commented on his quiet demeanour and kind manners. John is survived by his four siblings: Bethany Bowen Brockmeyer and her husband, Oscar, Pomfret, CT., James Bowen and his wife Myrna, Killingworth, CT., Richard Bowen and his wife Helena Enfield, CT., and David Bowen and his wife Rosario, Hopkinton, New Hampshire, along with his nieces and nephews, Daniel Brockmeyer (Jessica), Sarah Brockmeyer Stelmach (Henry), Alexis Bowen, James Bowen II, Elliot Bowen, Meredith Bowen, and Denys Bowen, and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his Uncle Vincent Kalinauskas, with whom he spent many happy and enjoyable hunting adventures. We wish to thank Lauren and Angie, the Visiting Nurses from Hartford Healthcare at Home for their dedication to our brother over the past six months. Their depth of care, compassion, and understanding for our brother’s dignity demonstrates the epitome of dedicated and passionate nursing professional. We would also like to thank Dr. Kevin D. Dieckhaus for his sincere, compassionate, and thoughtful counsel he provided, taking the time to personally contact the family to assure us of John’s care. Donations in John’s name may be made to the Connecticut Chapter of the American Cancer Society. We love you and miss you, John. You are at peace, without suffering. Rest in Peace, Big Brother.
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