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TEWKSBURY, FORMERLY OF BILLERICA, ANDOVER: Mrs. June I. (Fettes) McGowan, a resident of Tewksbury, formerly of Billerica and Andover, passed away at the SalemHaven Nursing Center in Salem, N.H., on Sunday, September 27, 2015. June was the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. McGowan. She was 88 years old.

Born In Andover, Mass., on June 23, 1927, she was the beloved daughter of Charles and Marion (Nicoll) Fettes, both immigrants from Arbroath, Scotland. Mrs. McGowan was a graduate of Punchard High School in Andover, Class of 1945. She had been employed by the Millipore Corporation in Bedford, Mass., and was an assistant in the Media Program at the Andover Public School system. In her spare time, Mrs. McGowan enjoyed playing Bingo with her dear friend, Liz. She also loved visiting the beach, shopping, and going on day trips with her family. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Above all, June was a very devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving children, Mary M. and her husband, Daniel A. Zukowski of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kathleen J. and her husband, Paul R. Baroni of Windham, N.H., Patricia M. and her husband, David A. Stefanelli of Hampstead, N.H., and Thomas M. and his wife, Deborah A. McGowan of Newton, N.J.; sister, Joan M. Fettes and Dolores Dooling of Atkinson, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her eight siblings; James, Evelyn, Dorothy, Marion, Hank, Muriel, and Florence.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 198 Haggett's Pond Road, Andover on Friday, October 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends attended. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Mgaliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment was held in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in June's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, Room 1575B, JFK Federal Building, Government Center, Boston, MA 02203. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  September 30, 2015
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