Mary J. Porrini Bowers, 93, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 24. She was born June 15, 1925 to Robert and Madeline Dellea Porrini.
Mary was a graduate of Lee High School. She worked as the secretary to President Richard Sitzer at Hurlbut Paper, and later as a teacher’s aide at Lee Central School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. She was a fantastic cook, baker, seamstress, and artist. The most important thing to her was her family.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, David Bowers; her sister, Norma (Stanley) Babinski of Lee; and her three children: David (Lisa) Bowers, Susan Clayson, and Robert Bowers, all of Lee. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren who affectionately called her “Moeme”: Sara, Madeline, Steven, and Jordan Bowers, all of Lee, Becki (Evan) Collins, of Lenox, Lindsay Clayson of Watertown, and Hayley Bowers of Dalton; four great-grandchildren: Damenacoe Conway, Bella Kearin, and Mila and Catalina Collins as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister, Roberta Decensi.
In accordance with Mary’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private family burial service will be held. There will be a celebration of Mary’s life for family and friends at Greenock Country Club on November 2 at 12noon.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St, Lee, MA 01238.
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