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Obituary: Dorothy C. Bowley

Mrs. Bowley died Sunday. She was 87.

The following obituary was submitted to Gloucester Township Patch by Earle Funeral Home:

Dorothy C. Bowley “Dot” (nee Dougherty), age 87, a longtime resident of Blackwood, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Camden County Health Services Center, Blackwood, with her children at her side. Born in Philadelphia, she is the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Dougherty. Devoted mother of Robert Bowley (Robin), Patricia Woehlert (Guenther), Regina “Jean” Giovanisci (Richard), Joseph Bowley (Cindy), Kathleen Kaercher (Bruce) and Geraldine Messimer (Bob). Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Nicholas, Beth, Josh, Stephen, Michael, Jennefer, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Cori, Christina, Alison, Jimmy, and Jason. Proud great-grandmother of eight. Dear sister of Geraldine Fasy, the late Mary Miller, the late Sister Germaine SCC, Thomas Dougherty (Sunny), Pasquale Dougherty (Liz), & Josephine Randa (Al). She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy, known by many as “Mom Mom” for most of her life, loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and her time spent at the Jersey Shore.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish/St. Agnes Church, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Blackwood, where her funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Food Bank of South Jersey, 1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110. Condolences may be viewed/posted at Earle Funeral Home's website.

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