Helen A. Bowers, 89

FEB. 22, 1923-SEPT. 23, 2012

September 24, 2012

Helen Angeline Bowers, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Emeritus Assisted Living.

Born Feb. 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Italian immigrants, Frank Severio and Bertha Perry Mazzo.

She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Hagerstown.

She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Bowers and wife, Paula, of Hagerstown, and Donald Bowers and wife, Deborah, of Greencastle; grandchildren, Tania Snyder, Richard Bowers and Tricia Gropper; great-grandchildren, Joshua Bowers, Skylar Bowers, Aliya Gropper and Aria Gropper.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard C. Bowers; sisters, Anna D’Alesandra, Elizabeth Mazzo and Rose Mazzo; and brothers, Joseph Mazzo, Michael Mazzo, George Mazzo and Francis Mazzo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. James Nirappell will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD  21742.

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