September 24, 1921 ~ May 15, 2010
Meriden - Margaret J. (Tenney) Bowen, 88, beloved wife of 69 years to James Bowen Sr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Village Green in Wallingford. She was born September 24, 1921 in Maine a daughter of the late Leon and Thelma (Blake) Tenney. Margaret had been a secretary at Hull Printing Co. in Meriden. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son James R. Bowen Jr. and his wife Marlene of Meriden, a sister, Barbara Roth of Meriden, two grandchildren and their wives, James and Denise Bowen III of Middletown, and Jeffrey and Anna Bowen also of Middletown, four great-grandchildren, Justyn, Marissa, Amanda and Jake Bowen as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Rodney Tenney. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Hubbard Chapel at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Everyone is asked to go directly to the chapel. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions in Margaret's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O.Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.