Dorothy Bowes

November 30, 1927November 23, 2018

Dorothy Jean Bowes, “Dot” to those who knew her, found peace after a two year illness, on November 23, 2018. Dot was a resident of Crofton for 46 years, and prior to that, Cheverly, MD. She was born in Somerville, MA on November 30, 1927, missing her ninety first birthday by days.

Dot worked for the State House in Boston, MA, before moving to Maryland to raise her family. She was a member of Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, for the Arundel Volunteer Fire Company No. 7, was part of the Haiti outreach at her church and enjoyed playing bridge.

Dot is survived by her children, John (Kate) Bowes of Crofton, MD and Kevin (Rachel) Bowes of Delmar, MD, as well as four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, John Xavier Bowes, who died on July 28, 1993.

She will be laid to rest with her husband at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD at a later date.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to the Haiti Outreach c/o St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1800 Seton Drive Crofton, MD 21114


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Louise Sledz

December 29, 2018

Dear Family,
My husband and I just learned of Dot's passing and certainly would have attended her funeral if we had known. We offer our sincere condolences.
Our family has known Dot for forty two years. As young newly weds, we purchased our first home directly next door to the Bowes family and lived there for seven years before moving to another Crofton residence. Dot and John were wonderful neighbors. With the arrival of our young daughters, Dot was always encouraging and helpful. When the girls went next door to ask for a cookie for their dolls, Dot would smilingly oblige. My parents moved to Crofton from Rhode Island, and Dot welcomed my mother into a social bridge group, which my mother gratefully enjoyed. She even visited when my mother was recuperating in Crofton Convalescent Center.

Take heart in knowing that your mother/grandmother was a fine woman of whom you can be justifiably very proud. She was generous and kind, virtues to which we all aspire.

Denise Swensen

November 27, 2018

Dot and I crossed paths several years ago when I joined the Haiti Outreach at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. She was a valued member of the committee who supported our mission with compassion for the destitute and an understanding of the insurmountable challenges the Haitians live with daily. I admired her energy and committment to our cause. My sincere condolences to your family and may happy memories bring comfort in this time of sorrow.
Denise Swensen

sandra watkins

November 26, 2018

Dear Family of Dorothy Bowes,

It is a sad time when we have to deal with the loss of our dear family members. Please accept my condolences and you can be assured that our loving Heavenly Father is concerned about the pain that you are feeling. He has promised to help us during times such as these. Psalms 34:18 reads: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken hearted”
May the special times that you have had with your loved one stay close to your heart.

Mrs. Sandi Watkins

Ann & Fred Huegel

November 26, 2018

Dot was a part of our Bookgroup , an excellent conversationalist, and I will miss her .She was instrumental in picking many of the books we read.