Barowy, 90, longtime of High Street, Ipswich and husband of Lorraine
(Duggan) Barowy, died Thursday November 6, 2008 in the E. N. Rogers
Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, following his long illness.
Worcester June 7, 1918 son of the late Walter and Anatasia (Kienia)
Barowy, he was raised on the families “Dole Dairy Farm” formerly
located at the site of the new Ipswich Middle and High School.
During WWII he served with the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS
Missouri. Wounded in action and following his medical discharge, he
and his new wife soon made their home on Middle Street in
he built their High Street home on a portion of the family farm.
Barowy was a self employed general and landscape contractor. His
numerous projects included construction of golf courses, school
grounds, industrial sites and work for the Town of Ipswich. He
retired in 2005.
enjoyed vegetable gardening, deep sea fishing, and his many travels
with his wife including trips to Ireland and Mexico, visiting
family in Hawaii and the West Coast and fishing in Alaska.
He was a
longtime communicant of the former St. Stanislaus Church, of
Ipswich, a member of the Ipswich D.A.V., the VFW Post #1093 of
Ipswich and Ipswich AMVETS Post #201.
addition to his wife of sixty-seven years, he is survived by two
sons, Joe Barowy of Hawaii and James W. Barowy and his wife Jean of
California; two daughters, Judith Cosgrove and her husband Marty of
Weymouth and Janice Gillissen and her husband Raymond of Byfield;
seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many nephews and
nieces. He was the brother of the late John Barowy of Ipswich,
Alex Barowy of Rowley, Walter Barowy of Newburyport,
Stella Kachadorian of Lynn and Jennie Szynal of Ipswich.
funeral will be held Wednesday November 12 at 8 am from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by
the celebration of a Funeral Mass 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church,
Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Tuesday 3 to 7 pm with a service by VFW
Post #1093 at 6 pm. Interment with Military Honors will be in St.
Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport.