Margaret M. (Innis) McGowan

Margaret M. (Innis) McGowan, 80, of Grand Junction, Colorado peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at HopeWest Hospice Center in Grand Junction. Margaret was born on April 19, 1943, in Milford, MA, to the late Charles S. Innis and Angelina M. (Macini) Innis. She attended Milford High School and Worcester State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching. Margaret began her career as a special education teacher for elementary school children in Milford before marrying her husband, John P. McGowan II. They were happily married for 53 years until his passing. Margaret was a dedicated mother who prioritized her children’s education and well-being.

            She later returned to teaching as a reading specialist, retiring from Sippican Elementary School in Marion, MA.

            In her retirement, Margaret cherished spending time at the beach and hosting the annual family clam bake to spend time with close family. She loved going out to breakfast with friends, shopping at the local shops and was an avid reader. She relocated to Grand Junction to be closer to her Colorado family in her later years. She is survived by her daughter Mary (McGowan) Brahms and her husband Eric of Centerville, her son Michael McGowan and his wife Marie of Colorado, and her six beloved granddaughters. Margaret was preceded in death by her son John Patrick “Pat” McGowan III in 2019. She is also survived by her brother Paul Innis of Florida, numerous nieces, and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles and Richard Innis.

            Services were held in Medway, Mass .on March 11 and 12 followed by burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne .

            Margaret will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her, and her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched. Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name for a tribute to be placed at Sippican School in Marion, Mass.

            Please mail or deliver to : Margaret McGowan Memorial Account c/o Abington Bank 350 Front Street Marion , Mass. 02738

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