In Memory of Frances E. Rowan



Rowan, Frances E. (Brown) In East Boston, September 3, 2015 on her 79th birthday. Wife of the late James P. Rowan Sr. (Secretary to the late Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill) . Mother of Daniel L. Rowan and his wife Lori and James P. Rowan Jr, all of East Boston. Sister of Nancy C. Pawlyshan of NY, Donald L. Brown of Revere and the late Diane Loring, Beryl, Richard H.and David E. Brown. Also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.

Former Probation Officer, Mass. Trial Court, East Boston District, Co-founder Meridian House, Board member Zumix, Resource Developer for EBNHC, 80 Border St. Art Center, Sumner St. Fire Station Conversion, President and Board member Harbor Area Mental Health/Mental Retardation Comm. Fran worked on so many other boards and committees for development of community resources, that it would be difficult to list them all. She is the recipient of the George Washington Freedom Foundation Medal and the Paul Harris Medal for Community Service.

Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Please Meet AT Church. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Tuesday 4 – 8 PM and Wednesday 4- 8 PM . Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

Please Do Not Send Flowers. Fran’s request is that donations be made to either:

Zumix, 260 Sumner St., East Boston 02128 “The Children who want to teach the world to sing”
Meridian House Recreation Fund, 408 Meridian St., East Boston 02128