Lorraine (Duggan) Barowy, 89, longtime resident of High Street,
Ipswich, and wife of the late Joseph Barowy, died Sunday, April
26, 2015 in the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield
following her long illness.
Born in Newburyport August 29, 1925, one of the three children
of the late Michael C. and Celina (Levesque) Duggan, she was
raised in Newburyport and was a 1943 graduate of Newburyport
High School. Married that year in Barton, VT, the Barowys made
their home in Newburyport where she was employed at the former
CBS Hytron and later at Sylvania in Ipswich. Soon following the
death of her father-in-law, she and her husband moved to
Ipswich and raised their family in the house they built at the
former Barowy Farm on High Street. With a grown family she and
her husband enjoyed extensive world travel, having twice been
around the world.
Mrs. Barowy was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph Parish and
Our Lady of Hope Church, was a member of the St. Jean Society
and served as the Sunshine Officer with Catholic Woman’s Club.
She is survived by a son, James W. Barowy and his wife Jean of
CA; two daughters, Judith Cosgrove wife of the late Marty
Cosgrave of Weymouth, and Janice Gillissen and her husband
Raymond of Ipswich; seven grandchildren, Denise Trott of
Abington, Mark Litterio of Weymouth, James Litterio of
Braintree, Tanya Ames of Scituate, Tory Rettkowski of Byfield,
and Joseph Barowy and Nicole Houle both of VA; ten great
grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law,
Mary Duggan of Newburyport and many nephews and nieces. She was
the mother of the late Joseph C. Barowy formerly of HI and
sister of the late Clement Duggan formerly of Newburyport and
Robert Duggan formerly of CA.
Her funeral will be held 9 am Friday from the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration
of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope
Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Interment will be in the St.
Marys Cemetery, Newburyport. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm.