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Barbara Bowe

Barbara G. (Malonson) Bowe, 86, of Chelmsford, MA passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023, at Lowell General Hospital with her family by her side.

A daughter of the late Leo Malonson and the late Gladys R. (Lefebvre) Malonson, she was born October 13, 1936, in Lowell, and was raised and educated in the city.

Barb made her home in Chelmsford and was employed as a cook for the University of Lowell for many years prior to her retirement.  Also, she loved to cook for family and friends as well throughout the years. Spending time with her family and friends is what brought her the most happiness, and she also loved the beach, the sun, taking cruises, trips to Florida, and of course she loved playing Keno.

Her survivors include her daughters, Kim M. Donnelly and her husband, Thomas, of Lowell and Karen A. Hastings and her husband, Scott, of Hudson, NH; her four grandchildren, Kristen S. Lange of Hudson, NH, Tara J. Donnelly of Lowell, and Johnathan C. Hastings and Alec C. Hastings of Hudson, NH; two great grandchildren, Anthony M. Lange and his wife, Megan of Nashua, NH, and Nathaniel J. Lange of Hudson, NH; her uncle, Allen Lefebvre of Pepperell; her companion, John Douglas of Lowell, as well as several cousins and many nieces and nephews including her cousin Priscilla Champagne of Lowell, MA to whom she was very close, as well as her Goddaughter Linda Malonson of NH.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Leo Malonson, Richard Malonson, Ruth Barton, Gladys Rowe, Dorothy Webb, George Malonson, and she was the longtime companion of the late Dr. Tom Sweeney.

You are invited to her visitation on Saturday March 18, 2023, from 1 until 4 p.m., at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, 978-452-6361. To leave the family a message of condolence, find us on Facebook or use our website at any time.



  • Gene O’Brien Posted March 11, 2023 4:40 pm

    wish I was there but I am in spirit love you all and many memories with Nana Barbara

  • Gloria murdock and family Posted March 12, 2023 9:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will miss her immensely. She said was planing to come to Florida for a visit . I was hoping that would happen . As we always enjoyed our time together. Cousin Barb was such a kind hearted person . An original character for sure . I know she will be missed by many. Condolences go out to the family, from our family, and we are sending much prayers , love and hugs.
    I do not know if I will make it up there as krystal is due in May . But we shall see.
    The Murdock’s

  • Eric Ruffo and Family Posted March 17, 2023 3:26 pm

    We are all so sorry for your loss

  • Cathy McGrain Posted March 17, 2023 4:41 pm

    Will miss my frequent talks on the phone with Aunt Barb. Will miss all the help with the family genealogy that she has given me. Without Aunt Barb our family will feel a little different. Hugs to all my family and I hope to see you in the spring😘

  • James Gravina Posted April 8, 2023 7:17 pm

    May you finally find the peace that you so much deserved. Rest in Peace Barb!!!

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