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BOWMAN, John A. “Jack”, of Braintree, formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2020, at the age of 80. Born in Melrose, Jack grew up in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School. He later went on to attend Boston State College. Jack worked as a master plumber in Local #12 for many years and later worked for the MWRA, prior to his retirement. He had a passion for woodworking, however, spending time with his family and his grandchildren is what brought Jack the most joy. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Jack will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Jack was the beloved husband of Anne M. (Cahill) Bowman. Loving father of John A. Bowman and his wife Alexandra Turner of Lancaster, Stephen J. Bowman and his wife Dr. Cheryl Geoffrion of So. Hadley, Linda M. Reardon of Braintree, Marianne E. Sullivan and her husband Scott of Acton, Thomas A. Bowman of Westborough, Kathleen M. McCloskey and her husband Darren of Canton and Matthew F. Bowman and Jennifer Shaw of Quincy. Devoted brother of Judith Bowman and her husband David Bitton of Swampscott, Patricia Canavan and her husband Bob of Vaughn, WA and the late James Bowman and Charles Bowman. Dear “Papa” to Laura, Ian, Alex, John, Katherine, Elizabeth, Olivia, Aidan, Stephen, Jacqueline and Sean. Dear brother-in-law of Kathleen Cahill of Braintree and the late Sr. Mary F. Cahill, CSJ. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 11th at 10:00 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Arrangements are under the care of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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