OBITUARY

June Bowler Whittier

February 25, 1925June 18, 2019
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ALTON and OLD TOWN – June (Bowler) Whittier, 94, passed away peacefully, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Millinocket, February 25, 1925, the daughter of William Bowler and Beatrice (Bowler) Gagnon. June grew up in Millinocket, where she attended grade school. Her senior year of high school, June transferred to Old Town High School, where she graduated. June went on to work at Old town Shoe and worked many years as the secretary at Old Town High School. She married Raleigh Whittier, who passed away in 2009, and together they celebrated 62 years of marriage and raised two daughters. In her youth, June was known for her talent in figure skating. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time at her camp in Jonesport, doing daily crossword puzzles and working in her garden. She also treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. June was a devoted wife; she was kind and caring; and she devoted much of her time to caring for her grandchildren. She was a loving mother to her daughters. In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her husband, Raleigh Whittier; brothers, Terry Bowler and Brian “Buzzy” Bowler; and a special sister in law, Jane Hoppe. She is survived by her daughters, Sally (Whittier) Lonko and husband, John and Jane (Whittier) Stephens and husband, Ronald; grandchildren, Julia Grenier and her husband Joe, Emily Lonko and her partner Dana Leland, Brian Lonko and his wife Emily, Michael Stephens and his wife Ashley, and Patrick Stephens; three great grandchildren; and a special niece, Jane Bradley of Massachusetts. The family wishes to thank her health care worker Kayla and the entire staff of Northern Light Hospice Care for the wonderful and compassionate care given to June. Family and friends are invited to call 4-6 PM Friday June 21 at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. June will be interred with her husband at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering Friday, June 21, 2019

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Brenda Gallivan

June 20, 2019

Sally, Johnny and Kids – so very sad to have lost Gram. She always greeted me with “so nice to see you” and extended her hand and a big smile, and you felt that she really meant it. I will miss that… We will miss her at the family gatherings, all of which she attended. She became like a grandmother to each and every one of us. Your family was blessed to have 4 generations to enjoy and now she re-unites with the family that has gone before her. Wishing you peace as you reflect on her Love.

Judy Matthews Scott

June 19, 2019

Dear Sally and Jane,
Loved your mom and many fond memories of your entire family. My sincere sympathies!



Love , Judy

Doreen McLaughlin

June 19, 2019

Jane, Sally, and family......my condolences to you all for the loss of June. She was a beautiful lady. I love the memory pictures that you have shared here. She totally looks happy holding those babies!

Sue Grant Randall

June 19, 2019

Sally and Jane...I send my sincere condolences to you both and your families. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent at your house and the grace your Mom always showed everyone. She was a kind and gentle woman. May your memories help you thru this difficult time.

Anne Ware

June 19, 2019

Sally, So sorry about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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