Juanita M. Bowman

December 26, 2012 

DEFERIET, N.Y.    Juanita M. "Nita" Bowman, 82, of Bare Foot Bay, Florida passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Nursing Care by Angels Assisted Living Facility in Palm Bay, Fla., where she had been a patient since March 2011.

Born Feb. 26, 1930, in Bombay, N.Y., the daughter of Bernice Francey and James Love, she graduated in 1947 from Bombay High School and the Watertown School of Commerce in 1949.

She married Roswell Bowman on April 18, 1953, at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage. 

The couple lived in Carthage for a short time and moved to Deferiet in 1961 where they resided until moving to Bare Foot Bay, Florida in 1994. They spent their summer months at their cottage on Lake Bonaparte until 2006.

Over the course of her career, Nita had worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC; The NY Air Brake Company in Watertown and completed a 28 year career with the Federal Government (Fort Drum) as Property Book Officer and Chief of the Supply Office. She retired on Feb. 23, 1990.

Surviving are her husband Roswell, Bare Foot Bay, Fla.; two sons, David (Mary), Clayton, and Robert (Michelle), Beaver Falls; six grandchildren, Bryanne, Hamilton, Colby, Massena, Keegan, Beaver Falls, Mark, Arlington, Va., Brian, Rochester, and Daniel, Clayton; three siblings; Daryl Love, Bath, Sandra Love, Moira, and Blaine Love, Sneads Ferry, N.C.

There will be no calling hours. 

Internment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Evans Mills at the convenience of the family. 

Local arrangements are with Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Care; 4450 West Eau-Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934 or to a charity of one’s choice.

To leave a condolence, go to bezanillafh.com

Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.