Michael R. Bowers, 55, a lifelong resident of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 5, 2021. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Joseph T. Bowers of Fairhaven and the late Cecile M. (Gauvin) Bowers.
Michael attended New Bedford Vocational Technical High School and is a Veteran of the US Navy, serving in the submarine service on the USS Phoenix during the 1980’s. He worked as a Journeyman Electrician and was a member of the IBEW Local #223.
He loved spending time with his family, his many close friends, and especially his two granddaughters who brought him so much joy.
Michael is survived by his father; a son, Michael R. Bowers, Jr. of Fairhaven; his two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Abigail; two sisters, Catherine Francazio and her husband David of Tiverton, RI and Theresa Bowers of Fairhaven; two brothers, Steven Bowers and his wife Hollis of St. Croix and Joseph T. Bowers, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Ft. Meyers, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 from 4-7pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10am in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. For memorial register or facility directions please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Michael’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.