In memory of
Rita Mae Bowman
Rita Mae Bowman, 85 GORHAM - Rita Mae Bowman, 85, formerly of Gardiner and of Gorham, passed peacefully Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, with her family by her side at the Barron's Center in Portland. She was born in Augusta on Oct. 18, 1930, a daughter of Ernest O and Effie (Bray) Knight. She married Charles A Bowman on July of 1949. They had three children, Phil Bowman of Naples, Linda Guidi of Gorham, who passed on Nov. 10, 2009, and Pamela Banker of Gorham. She is also survived by her bother Eugene Knight of Portland; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter and lifelong friend Mary Pushard -. She was predeceased by a grandchild Justin in 1984; and her husband Charles in 1998 She had worked at Sebago Inc as a hand stitcher for many years. Rita was an avid BINGO player. She loved spending time with her family, knitting and crochetting and traveling in her later years. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Graveside service will follow the visitation at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Barron Center, BC 11 1145 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102
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