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Stephen S. McGowan

February 8, 1937 — August 27, 2021

Stephen S. McGowan

Stephen S. McGowan, 84, died peacefully on Friday, August 27, 2021. He is survived by Stasia, his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 58 years. Together they raised five daughters: Stephanie, Maureen, Patty, Karen, and Tara. He enjoyed spending time with son in laws John Bangs and Matthew Dyer, and was the proud grandfather of Courtney, Karen, Stephen, Zofia, and Cash.

Stephen is survived by a large loving family: siblings Mary O'Toole and Peter McGowan, and many nieces and nephews. The family had numerous traditional celebrations; Fritter Fries in Framingham, Fourth of July at the McGowan house, Christmases in Somerset (especially Mary's cookies), and G&T's.
A Somerset High School Hall of Famer who earned a full football scholarship to play at Boston University (class of 1960), Stephen was a lifelong athlete. He logged endless hours on golf courses and tennis courts competing with friends and family. And later in life, enjoyed attending local high school and college sporting events.

After graduating college Stephen worked in the trucking and warehousing industry, ultimately owning and operating Bos-Taun Warehousing in Charlestown.

When not at work, he appreciated the natural world; calling for owls and bird watching, swimming in the rivers of New Hampshire, and body surfing at Horseneck Beach.

Stephen supported several charities including the Mass Audubon Society, the Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association, and the Salvation Army. In lieu of flowers please send donations in his name.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton, on Thursday, September 2nd at 10:30 AM. A Celebration of Life will be held at Thorny Lea Golf Course, 159 Torrey St., Brockton on Thursday September 2nd at 12:30 PM.
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Celebration of Life

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Starts at 12:30 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Church

122 Canton St, Stoughton, MA 02072

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