Richard M. Bowen

Richard M. Bowen, Jr., 87, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Home.  He was the beloved husband of Anne E. (Galloway) Bowen.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard M. Bowen, II & Marion E. (Allen) Bowen.

Dick proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War.  He went on to a career in banking, serving as Vice President of Old Colony Bank for many years until his retirement. A lifelong sailor, Dick could often be found sailing with the Wickford Catboat Association or at the Wickford Yacht Club. He was a Communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a past President of Smith’s Castle, and a member of Ducks Unlimited.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children: Richard A. Bowen and his wife Erica of Mount Pleasant, SC, Isaac M. Bowen & his wife Roberta of South Kingstown and Rebecca L. Allen and her husband Charles of North Kingstown.  He was the cherished grandfather of Evan I. Bowen and Alexander M. Bowen, the brother of Carl K. Bowen of Exeter, Mark W. Bowen of North Kingstown and the late Sally L. Godfrey. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11 am in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 55 Main Street, Wickford.  His Committal Service will be held Monday, Dec. 30that 1:30 pm in the Columbarium Chapel of the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Wickford Sailing Association will be appreciated.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home of Wickford.  For online messages of condolence, kindly visit

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