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Joseph Barowy

Joseph Barowy, 90, longtime of High Street, Ipswich and husband of Lorraine (Duggan) Barowy, died Thursday November 6, 2008 in the E. N.  Rogers Memorial  Veterans  Hospital, Bedford, following his long illness.

Born in Worcester June 7, 1918 son of the late Walter and Anatasia (Kienia) Barowy, he was  raised on the families “Dole Dairy Farm” formerly located  at the site of the new Ipswich Middle and High School. During WWII he served with the Navy as a gunner  aboard the USS Missouri.  Wounded in action and following his medical discharge, he and his new wife soon made their home  on Middle Street in Newburyport.

In 1959 he built  their High Street home on a portion of the family  farm.

Mr. Barowy was a self employed  general and landscape contractor. His numerous projects included construction of golf courses, school grounds, industrial sites and work for the Town of Ipswich. He retired  in 2005.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening, deep sea fishing, and his many travels  with his wife including trips to Ireland and Mexico, visiting family in Hawaii and the West Coast and fishing in Alaska.

He was a longtime communicant of the former St. Stanislaus Church,  of Ipswich, a member of  the Ipswich D.A.V., the VFW Post #1093 of Ipswich and Ipswich AMVETS Post #201.

In addition to his wife of sixty-seven  years, he is survived by two sons, Joe Barowy of Hawaii and James W. Barowy and his wife Jean of California; two daughters, Judith Cosgrove and her husband Marty of Weymouth and Janice Gillissen and her husband Raymond of Byfield; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late John Barowy of Ipswich,  Alex Barowy of Rowley,  Walter Barowy of Newburyport,  Stella Kachadorian of Lynn and Jennie Szynal of Ipswich.

His funeral will be held Wednesday November 12 at  8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Tuesday 3 to 7 pm with a service by VFW Post #1093 at 6 pm. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport.

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