Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Kenneth Jay Stowell

April 12, 1939June 11, 2020

Kenneth Jay Stowell, 81, of Hyannis, MA, formerly of Bluffton, SC, passed peacefully on June 11, 2020 surrounded by his heartbroken and blessed family. He was the eldest son of the late Stewart and Jean Stowell born April 12, 1939 in McKeesport, PA. Ken leaves his brothers Jim Stowell and John Stowell and an extended family of nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Ken married the love of his life, Margaret (Margy) Hamilton on Christmas Eve 1960. Together they had 4 children, Mary Ellen and James Flaherty of Longmeadow, MA, Michael and Wendy Stowell of Andover, CT, Carolyn and Craig Thiel of South Glastonbury, CT and Hyannis, MA and Joanne and Todd Audyatis of East Sandwich, MA. He leaves nine cherished grandchildren Cade, Keating, Cody, Liam, Connor, Will, Nolan, Cassidy and Maggie.

Ken and Margy raised their children in Glastonbury, CT where he had a life-long career in sales. They later retired to Bluffton, SC and recently moved to the Cape to be closer to their beloved family. Ken was passionate about sailing his boat Seabring, UCONN Basketball, times with family, and traveling the east coast with his wife, in their RV. Ken embodied the philosophy to never criticize, condemn or complain.

In lieu of flowers, Ken's family requests donations be made in his memory to Clara Barton Diabetes Center Campership Fund at www.bartoncenter.org or by mail The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. P.O. Box 356 North Oxford, MA 01537-0356. A private family service has been planned. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.


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Theresa Mieczkowski

June 21, 2020

Such fond memories of Mr.Stowell- from Indian Princesses to outings at Camp Woodstock- rides for ice cream in his fancy car and of course that friendly, booming voice that greeted you with a smile and a hug... he was a big person with a big presence who left a big impression on his little neighbor. To Mrs. Stowell, Mary-Ellen, Mike, Carolyn, Joanne and all of your families, please know we keep you all in our thoughts and deeply admire the enviable relationship you all had with your amazing dad.
With love,

Ann & Dear Ol’ Dad, Gus Tremer

June 18, 2020

Oh Our ‘“Larger Than Life Itself” Kenny! Always somehow know how much we love you and dearly miss you! But we must always perceive the light and love you offered daily to your world! This essence of your energy will continue to echo with all of us who loved you and who you deeply loved in return...especially your beautiful and beloved wife, Margy and those brilliant and handsome ( just like You!) kids, Mary Ellen, Michael, Carolyn, & Joanne and all your precious grandkids, who will always remember the life lessons you modeled for them... Your beloved Cade, Keating, Cody, Liam, Connor, Will, Nolan, Cassidy, & Maggie! Be with us always, Kenny and Godspeed! 🏀⛵️🚐💖

Kate Christian

June 14, 2020

I was blessed to meet Ken just a couple years ago, and, wow, what an impression he made on me and my family, while down in Bluffton. His laughter is what struck me most. After 2 brief visits, I felt like I could love him like a dad. I enjoyed reading the beautiful memories here, of how Ken touched your lives. I'm sorry I missed out knowing more of this man! You Stowell are very lucky and blessed. Special love to Margy(who I wish to see very soon), and my friends, Joanne, Todd, Will, Nolan and maggie.

Jen Cronin

June 13, 2020

Mr. Stowell was always so kind! He always had a big smile on his face and had a way of making everyone feel welcome.
I spent much of my childhood at the Stowell’s house and have wonderful memories that I cherish.
I was blessed to move to Kinne Rd and meet my forever friend Joanne.
My thoughts are with the whole Stowell family during this difficult time.

Fran Tetro

June 13, 2020

We were neighbors for years , Joanne and Theresa playmates since they were 3 . Kenny was always gentle and kind . He enjoyed the kids and they responded to that . When my son Danny was little , he was fascinated with the frogs getting caught in the pool skimmer , so Kenny asked if he would like the job of removing them every morning . What a thrill for my little boy and how special Ken made that for him ! A wonderful and sincere man . It was a real treat to see Margy and Kenny in South Carolina after all those years . I am so very sorry for your loss .

Tiffany Fortier

June 12, 2020

Your family was a warm hug and will always hold a special place in my heart. Childhood memories growing up in Gbury will always include your dad. Sending much love and condolences to the whole Stowell family. Xo

Jeanne Robacker Amato

June 12, 2020

How does one quantify the immensity of this loss? It surely must correlate to how much he was loved by all that knew him...an enormity.
Mr Stowell was a gentle giant with a twinkle in his eyes, who always had a kind word to say, always encouraging, showing sincere interest in his children's friends ( Mary Ellen being mine), ready for a good story, with an infectious booming laugh and complete devotion to to his love, Mrs. Stowell, and pride in his children's accomplishments, big or small.
I am so grateful to have experienced a little of the Stowell family life and cherish the memories.
Much love to Mrs Stowell, Mare, Michael, Carolyn, and Joanne

Kathleen Phelan

June 12, 2020

My fondest memories of Mr. Stowell are those on Kinne rd. There he had time to make his children’s friends feel like family . Always first with a compliment or encouraging word Ken made us feel important valued and loved . What a terrific sense of humor he had . Always ready with a smile and a funny anecdote. He was handy too and not afraid to take on a home project . My goodness, the pool deck he built was as big as an ocean ....sending hugs to Maryellen Mike Carolyn Joanne and Mrs Stowell .

Holly Buck-Luhtala

June 12, 2020

Sending love & strength to each of you.
I have no idea where to begin. As far back as I can remember I remember Mr. Stowell - his red Porsche with the plaid interior. A super tall handsome guy always happy & positive. A classmate of my dads and lifelong friend.
The world lost a lovely man but how blessed were we that we knew such a strong beautiful being. May you soar high and watch over everyone with love and grace.
Love to you all -
Always your friend -

Judith Bailey

June 12, 2020

I will never forget how you, Mare, treasured that old sweater of your Dad's at Cardigan. It represented his love and care for his family and the hard work and early hours it required. Your respect for that, and him, set you apart . He sounds like a great guy and I know you are so sad to lose him. But clearly he lives on in you.