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Phillip J Bowley

October 24, 1988November 26, 2019

This is not just "someone", this is our son. Our only child. He is a very important part of many lives. He is sweet, funny, sarcastic and loving. He would stop what he was doing to help someone else. He loves babies and puppies, cars and cartoons.

He would give you anything. He gave blood to help others, drove for Wreaths Across America, he was proud to do his part. He rode in the Dempsey Challenge for a dear friend, lost to cancer. He is a best friend to some, confidant to others, a brother, uncle, nephew and grandchild, but mostly, he is Our Son!!

Please remember, what he gives, he gives freely so others know the joy and love he does. Please treat him as if you know him ~ he worthy of that. Most of all, know that he is LOVED and missed by his entire "family", but most of all, Mom and Dad.


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Eileen Stanton

December 4, 2019

I did not know your son. However, based on your obituary I know he was well loved as a family member to some, a friend to others, but most of all as a son.

I can only hope you find a little peace from realizing your love for your son was evident in every word you wrote. As well, Philip must have loved you well in order for you to have written his obituary as you did. Sometimes, that’s all we can have for the period God let’s us borrow them. For a short period we gave love and were loved.

I wished when I buried my child no parent ever feel that despair. I’m sorry you do. Please accept I don’t mean to intrude I just offer another parents insight to the life on earth we must survive after losing our children. Peace

Joanne Leary

December 3, 2019

Cindy & Dan,
All of my memories of Phil include laughter and sarcasm, the typical scenario in any Leary household! Phil’s presence was expected at our gatherings, as if he were part of the family. His face will be sorely missed. I am at a loss for the words to express my anguish for your pain, but I want you to know that I am so deeply sorry.

Christi Macbeth

December 2, 2019

My goodness... The memories.. Phillip was such an amazing man in so many ways.. Such a kind hart.. So many things I could say.. But I really want to tell his family that I'm so sorry you lost such a great boy.. 😢 you guys we're always so good to me n to know your hurting so badly wish I could do more to help.. But I'm praying for you and thinking about you also! Love you Phillip <3 fly high beautiful angel

Greg Milliken

December 2, 2019

Gloria and I send our condolences, and Prayers, so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do to help you guys, give us a call, or E-mail.

Amy Johnson

December 1, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of meeting Phillip, but growing up in North Saco, I knew his family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for his rest in the Kingdom of Heaven and for your strength and peace. God Bless.

June Leary

November 30, 2019

My favorite pictures of Phil all have kids in them. If you had a baby, Phil loved your baby and there was a picture of him holding your baby. We will always remember you, we will always talk about you, and we will always think about you.

Falesha Girard

November 30, 2019

Thinking of his kindness and humor. Phillip inspired me in so many ways. Always making sure I was happy and okay. I miss you friend. Fly High!!!

Margaret Francis

November 30, 2019

Cindy and Danny words cannot express how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you may you take comfort in your memories.

Brandon Higgins

November 30, 2019

Phill and I met each other in the third grade and became great friends all the way through high school, I spent just as much time with Phillip and his family as I did my own! Over are adult years we sadly grew apart but always maintained contact over Facebook. When we were growing up we maintained a constant state of trouble, from drinking mikes hard lemonade and playing halo, or breaking bones on are ATV’s and dirt bikes. I will always remember when we were riding on the power lines and I broke my ankle in the middle of the woods, Philip gave me his 4 wheeler and helped me get out to grant road, while he grabbed my dirt bike flew down the road to my parents house to let them know I had just broke my leg. He comes back with my mom and the ambulance was there with the police. Phillip was standing next to me and the police was asking him questions about the accident, then my mom comes up and I lift my leg up and my foot just falls down like a limp noodle because I broke both my tibia and fibula, phill starts laughing hard and the police officer says to him “this is not a laughing matter” phill looks at him with his typical sarcastic face and say “ he’s the one who’s hurt and he’s laughing his ass off.” /// Although we grew apart you where always my good friend! As I was saying my good by’s on the 26th the doctors at the hospital came in and said something to me I will never forget “you can always tell a lot about someone by how many people come to visit, and I can tell the Phillip was a really really good person because he has had a lot of visitors” YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!

Joyce Durkin

November 30, 2019

Dear Cindy, Danny and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son Philip..So heartbreaking...I cannot even imagine anything worse than that of losing your child.. :( ..I too have only one son..and I couldn't even imagine....Philip , had such a wonderful and kind hearted soul, I remember the first time I met him when you brought him in for his first haircut as a young boy. He always had a sweet and caring nature about him..Please know that you are all being held in my heart, thoughts and in my prayers..May God hold each of you in His care to give you what is needed to continue on as Philip would of wanted...as Philip begins his new journey , may this sweet soul rest in the loving arms and presence of our wonderful Savior.. The day will come when we too will all have to leave these earthly bodies as well...just hold on to the Hope that God gave us, that one day we will all meet up with our loved ones again as has been promised to those who are in Christ. Love and Peace in Christ ~ Joyce