Charles R. Bowers
MA- Charles R. Bowers 92, widower of his beloved wife, Mary (Mae) Reilly Bowers went on to join her on April 23, 2013.
He was born April 12, 1921, to Victoria (Morin) Bowers and Charles R. Bowers.
He was employed and retired from the Brand-Rex Co. as General Traffic Manager, and all its subsidiaries. He is registered in the National Directory of Industrial and Commercial Traffic Executives. He was a past president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the prestigious New England Shipper-Motor Carrier Conference. He served as a gun commander in both the coast and field Artillerys in WWII and was awarded the Europe, Africa, Middle East Theater medal with two battle stars, American Theater medal, American Defense medal, WWII Victory medal, the Army Occupation medal and the Good Conduct medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post#19 and Amvets Post #50.
He is survived by his son, Charles W. Bowers, daughter, Judith M. Jones, granddaughters, Susan Breault, Terri and husband Thomas Davis, Tracy and husband David Crum, Kelsey and husband Carlos Marcal and grandsons, Ronald Canfield Jr. and Richard Jones Jr. They presented him with nine great grandchildren, Christopher Marot, Anthony and Reece, Joaquin, and Gabriella Marcal, Jacob Davis, and Joel, and Joshua Crum and Ashlee Canfield. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial in which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held Monday at 9am in St. Charles Church Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone MA. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1pm until 4pm in the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home 75 Harris Ave. Woonsocket.
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