Patrick Joseph Bowes Sr. of Marshfield, formerly of Scituate , passed away on Friday July 2, 2021 after a stroke. Patrick was born and raised in South Boston (St. Bridget’s Parish) .His parents (deceased) were Robert S. Bowes and Patricia (Collins) Bowes. Patrick was fourth of ten children, Robert Bowes of Somerville, Ellen (Bowes) Contreras of South Boston, Margaret (Dave) Best of Reston Virginia, Mary (Bowes) Murphy of Marblehead, Leo (Louise) Bowes of Milton, Dorothy (Bob) Boyle of Milton, Anne (Patrick) Burke Scituate , predeceased by his younger sisters Catherine (Bowes ) Ryan and Pauline (Bowes ) Donovan. Patrick was married for 50 years to the love of his life and college sweetheart, Constance (Connie) Ward Bowes. Connie passed away in July of 2018. Patrick was the proud father of Katie (Bowes ) Prendergast and husband Tom of Marshfield and Patrick Jr.(Jen) of Hull. He was the dedicated and doting “Grampy” to Tommy Prendergast of Dorchester, Kevin and Jack Prendergast of Marshfield and Patrick Paul Bowes of Hull. Patrick was loved by his nieces and nephews: Tavo and Hans Contreras, Stephanie and Elizabeth Pierce, Michael Murphy, Daniel,Matthew and Michael Donovan, Brian and Emily Bowes, Paticia Boyle, Brendan, Liam and Alana Burke.
To say Pat was a “LEGEND” is an understatement. He served in the U.S.M.C. during Vietnam. He attended Boston State College where he earned degrees in :English, History, Economics and Secondary Education. While at Boston State he was a talented hockey player and was co-captain of the team.
Patrick was a Boston Harbor Fisherman for over 40 years and in past years fished off of Scituate Ma. Pat learned most of what he knew about lobstering through Paul Vuilleumier. Pat was proud to have built his own beautiful 46 ft. fiberglass lobster boat F/V Katie Pat, in which he fished up until 5 years ago.
Patrick was proud to have been a Scituate Firefighter for 21 years. The comradery he had with the other firefighters was something he always treasured.
Patrick was a lifetime member of the South Boston Yacht Club. In his younger days he raced his family's “Hustler” alongside his sibling Mary. Together they won many races.
Pat had his Captain’s licenses and ran charters for years. He enjoyed competing in various fishing tournaments.
Pat and his wife Connie raised their children in Scituate where they happily resided for 49 years. They enjoyed taking their kids on adventures such as exploring the islands of Boston Harbor, visiting the many museums and parks of Boston and spending most of the winter up in N. Conway skiing at King Pine and Attitash. Pat and Connie always provided a fun and unique childhood for their kids. For many years Pat coached Scituate Little League and Seahawks Youth Hockey. He was a dedicated and caring coach.
After Pat and Connie’s own children were grown they finally had the opportunity to travel to Ireland, where they enjoyed spending time with family. They toured around Europe visiting Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. They also loved going to Naples, Marco, The Keys and other areas of Florida.
Pat was the most fun “Grampy” a day would not go by that he didn’t call or see his grandkids. He loved spending time with them. He loved having his grandchildren out on his boat. He taught them all how to fish and instilled a love of the ocean in all of them. His grandson Tommy is now walking in his grandfather’s footsteps becoming a commercial fisherman.
Pat enjoyed getting to watch his grandchildren play baseball and hockey. He was their superfan!
Pat will be missed by so many, but especially by his children and grandchildren . Recently he had moved into his daughter's house in Marshfield. He loved getting to hang out with his daughter and son in law, their friends, the grandchildren and the many kids that came and went from the house. He loved that he was not alone and basked in the hustle and bustle of all the goings on!
Grampy, his big smile and his exciting and interesting stories will be missed immensely!
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4-8 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, MA. 02025. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:30 am in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset, followed by interment in Cudworth Cemetery, Scituate, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Pat may be made to Scituate Firefighters Scholar Ship Fund, Local 1464, PO BOX 254, Scituate, MA. 02066 or to the Massachusetts Lobstermen's Assocation Schoalrship fund at https://lobstermen.com/dues-donate/
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