Eleanor M. (Holland) “Ma” Fowler,
72, of Caroline Avenue, Ipswich, and the wife of the late Russell
W. Fowler, died Sunday August 14, 2011 in her home following a long
illness. Born in Chelsea June 4, 1939, daughter of the late Francis
L. and Elizabeth W. (White) Holland, she was raised in Chelsea and
Rowley and attended Newburyport public schools. Married in 1956 in
the Rowley First Baptist Church the Fowlers’ made their home in
Ipswich. She later resided in Waldoboro, Maine for several years
before returning to Town Farm Road, Ocean Drive and most recently
In addition to raising her family,
“Ma” was fully employed during these years as either a Ipswich
school bus driver, a supervisor at I.D. Engineering in Ipswich,
eleven years at the Ipswich Chronicle and most recently as a cashier
at Shaw’s in Ipswich. In her own time she enjoyed playing tournament
cribbage, home gardening, canning and preserving and was happiest
with a kitchen full of hungry family and friends.
She is survived by a son, Russell
W. Fowler, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Ipswich; three daughters,
Kathleen Trask and her husband Lee of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Lorraine
Fowler and her companion Michael Hetnar of Ipswich and Marie
Costantino of Lisbon Falls; seven grandchildren, David Fowler and
Mikel Fowler both of Ipswich, Jamie LaFrambroise of Lisbon Falls,
Nicole Martineau and Benjamin Hetnar both of Ipswich, and James
Costantino and Daniel Costantino both of Lisbon, Maine; seven great
grandchildren, Hailey Fowler, Hayden Fowler, Cynthia Ladner, Paige
Wilkins, Liam, Joseph and Jessica LaFrombroise and many nephews and
nieces. She was predeceased by a grandson Charles Fowler of
Ipswich; son-in-law Danniel Costantino of Lynn; a brother Francis L.
Holland of New Gloucester, Maine, and two sisters, Winifred Russo of
Rowley and Helen Frost of Chelsea.
Her funeral will be held Friday 11
am graveside in the Shuman Cemetery, (Rt. 1 North, left @ Moody’s
Diner on to Rt. 220 North, cemetery 1 to 2 miles on the right) N.
Waldoboro, Maine. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral
home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.