In memory of
Marie Stowe
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In memory of
Marie Stowe
Stowe, Marie Marie Hamill Stowe, age 93 of Bridgeport, formerly of Milford, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice. Her memory will be lovingly remembered by her only surviving child, Maureen Hamill and her husband Fred Kaskowitz of Bridgeport; daughter in-law, Cathleen Hamill & Bill Tustian of Stratford and adopted daughter Susan Stokes of Milford; grandchildren; Lindsey Kaskowitz of Chicago, Sean and Maggie Hamill of Ridgefield, Jamie Hamill Martin and John Martin of Columbia, SC, Michael William Hamill of Austin Texas, Kevin and Chrissy Doering of San Francisco, CA; great grandchildren, Sofia Hamill, Nicholas Hamill, Natalie Hamill, Brooks Martin and Henry Martin; Also survived by her stepchildren, Arthur Stowe and Betsy Stowe Lasorsa . Nieces & nephews, Mary Jane Quattrocchi, Linda Carlsen, Chris Awerdick, Bruce Nelson, John Bassett and Michael Bassett. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Richard Hamill, Sr., second husband, Albert Page Stowe, Jr., two sons, James Richard Hamill, Jr. and Michael Charles Hamill. Marie was born in the "Big Yellow House" of the Foley family in Pocantico Hills, NY to the late Oxel Charles and Jane Foley Nelson. She was a graduate of the PH Central School in Pocantico Hills, NY; Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown, NY; and the Berkley Business School in Manhattan. She had worked for the Notre Dame High School and the University of Bridgeport as a Secretary and retired from Sikorsky Aircraft as an Administrator Assistant. Marie had many interest and passions, including history, reading, gardening, painting, making birthday cards, playing the piano, sailing and cross country skiing. As a young teenager she was a Champion Swimmer scouted for the 1936 Olympics. Her greatest gift was her ability to make everyone she met feel special and part of her extended family. Her warm smile and sense of humor drew people from all ages to her. As a mother she took great pride in her children and grandchildren by always being there for them. Whether it was going to basketball or soccer games, discussing politics with her son Jim, hearing her son Michael play in his Bluegrass band, helping her son-in-law, Fred, cater or attending anything the grandchildren did. Her greatest joy was listening to her daughter Maureen sing. Marie taught her family strength, respect, loyalty, perseverance but most important unconditional love. She was cared for in the last few years by her two favorite nurses who never left her side, her dog Maggie and her grand dog Mackenzie. Many thanks to Susan "Charlie" Finlayson who took care of Marie as if she was her own mother and the Stratford Visiting Nurse Association for their care and love and Dr. Alan Nelson and Dr. Ram Gordon. Funeral services will take place on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center and 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, Fairfield. Her interment will follow at Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the ALS Association 4 Oxford Road Milford, CT 06460. To sign her online guest register please visit
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