Obituaries

Stephen J. Bowker

August 6th, 2019

Stephen J. Bowker, age 58, of Wilmington, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on August 5, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Stephen was born on January 24, 1961 in Medford, MA; he was the son of the late Wilfred J. and Bernice E. (Kondrup) Bowker. Stephen was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School.

Following graduation, Stephen furthered his education at Northeastern University, where he majored in Real Estate. After earning his certificate, he went to work in the real estate field doing appraisals and sales.

After a few years, Stephen went to work as a truck driver. He worked at a few companies before taking a position at the United States Post Office for over ten years. Stephen loved his job and made friends wherever he went.

Stephen met and married Janice (Annunziata) Bowker on November 18, 1995. They moved to Wilmington in January of 2001, where they raised their two sons, Stephen, Jr. and Anthony. Stephen was so proud of his boys; he was a devoted father and their number one fan. Stephen never missed a sports game, a school function, or a special event. He was always on the sidelines cheering them on and making friends with the other parents.

Stephen loved to spend time with his family; they made countless memories together. They loved to have get-togethers for holidays, special occasions or just hanging out at home. They enjoyed travelling, especially to Aruba with the entire family each Thanksgiving. They also enjoyed many cruises and trips to New Hampshire.

In his spare time, Stephen loved to watch all the Boston sports games, especially Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots. He looked forward to spending time with his family and friends in front of the TV cheering on his teams.

Stephen will be remembered for his magnetic personality; he was a kind and caring person who made many friendships that lasted a lifetime. He was easy going and loved to talk to anyone wherever he went. Stephen had a positive outlook on life and even though he was sick, he did not let that stop him from enjoying the things that were most important to him.

Stephen was the beloved husband of Janice (Annunziata) Bowker, devoted father of Stephen John Bowker, Jr. & his girlfriend Sarah E. Young and Anthony John Bowker all of Wilmington, cherished son of the late Wilfred J. and Bernice E. (Kondrup) Bowker, dear brother of Edward W. Bowker & his wife Elaine of Las Vegas and James D. Bowker & his wife Jennifer Borman of Cranston, RI, uncle of Isabella and Benjamin Bowker, son-in-law of Anthony Annunziata & his wife Zsa Zsa of Woburn. Stephen is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Abundant Life Christian Center, 173 Church St., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, August 9th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Stephen’s name may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; Wilmington High School Athletic Account, 159 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Wilmington Band Parents and Friends Association; P.O. Box 733, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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14 Entries in Guest Book for “Stephen J. Bowker”

  1. Sheril Silva says:

    Janice and family, We are very sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Sheril and Arthur Silva

  2. Auntie Cathy says:

    Janice, Stephen Jr and Anthony, So sorry for your loss. Im going to surely miss “Mr. Bowker” . I love you guys .

  3. Helen & Philip Ciulla says:

    To the Bowker Families, we are so sorry for the loss of Steven. All the years we have been together, this will be a great loss for many friends also. He was a one of a kind person that was well liked by many. We will always remember all the fun we had throughout the years. He will leave such a void in our lives.
    Wishing you all comfort & lots of strength in the days ahead. We love you all & as usual we will be here whenever you need us.
    Love Helen & Phil

  4. Pat Monsignore says:

    Jan and sons,
    Steve will be very much missed. He was a wonderful person. He put up a tremendous fight to stay alive. Janice, you are a strong person, wonderful wife, and devoted mother. I know that your boys will be very supportive of you. You and Steve have brought up a great family and how proud he was of them. You know where I am, and I will always be here for you, Stephen, and Anthony. Rest in Peace my friend.

  5. Patricia VARNEYBoyson says:

    Stephen God bless you and your family. I’ll always remember the good times at Angle Pond has young kids and teens. Rest Easy My Friend ????????

  6. Lois Fitzpatrick Daley says:

    So very sorry for your loss…..god bless.

  7. Tom Dalton says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. You are all in the thoughts and prayers of my family and I. Peace, faith, and strength to you all.
    I will always have found memories of being welcomed to the rink by Stephen. Such a positive, supporting father and man. I wish you all peace.

  8. Melissa Duarte and Charles Razumny says:

    Janice and family, may his memories live on in your hearts…Melissa Duarte and Charles Razumny

  9. Wilmington Band Parents says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bowker Family during this difficult time.

  10. Craig & Angela Malinowski says:

    Janet and Family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Steve. He will be truly missed. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless.

  11. Sharon & Steven Whitworth says:

    So sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there, but please know how much y’all are in our hearts and prayers. Jan, Buddy and Anthony all of our love thoughts and feelings of peace and concern are with y’all. Please feel free to call or text any time 214-924-9901. Love y’all and continue to praying for you.

  12. Pamela Wales (Hart) says:

    Ed, we are so sorry to hear of your brother, Stephen’s passing. We have thought of you so much over the years, wondering if you were still in Vegas.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Pam and Frank
    617-910-6628
    Quincy

  13. Debbie Gardin (Garofano) says:

    Janice, the boys and family, I’m deeply sorry and immensely saddened by the loss of this wonderful man and forever friend. He was loved by all who knew him. With condolences and much love. Debbie XO

  14. Debbie Gardin (Garofano) says:

    Janice, the boys and family, I’m deeply sorry and immensely saddened by the loss of this wonderful man and forever friend. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a special friend. With condolences and much love. Debbie XO

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