Sarah A. "Sally" Bowker, 83

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HOPKINTON - Sarah A. "Sally" Bowker, 83, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Ann (Kelley) Riordan.

Sally grew up in Stoughton and spent her summers fishing, picking berries, reading and sailing on North Pond. In 1952, she graduated from the Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills. She attended Framingham State and married Francis X. Bowker in 1957. She taught CCD at St. John the Evangelist, volunteered for the Girl Scouts and worked at the Hopkinton Public Library under Betty Strong.

She is survived by her daughters Kelley Bowker of South Boston, Jacqueline Bowker of Taunton and Julie Bowker and her husband Ho-ping Wei of Portland, OR.
She also leaves her sisters Antoinette Newhoff of Moraga, CA and Susan Reynolds of Honeoye Falls, NY and many devoted nieces and nephews, both Bowker and Riordan.

She was a smart, witty conversationalist who savored time with Mary, Nancy and Marie. She especially loved those Bowker nieces who reached for her bridal bouquet on Proctor St.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church (lower church). Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Public Library. 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to the Metrowest Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Ave, Framingham, MA 01702.