Joan Louise (Burnham) Bowden

WINDHAM - Joan Louise (Burnham) Bowden, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Nov. 26, 2018. She was born March 17, 1936, in Portland to Henry W. and Martha (Cram) Burnham. She was a longtime resident of Windham.

Joan is predeceased by one son, Brian Bowden. She is survived by her four children, Barbara Graves and fiancé Brian Williams of Windham, Steven Bowden of Davenport, Fla., Michael Bowden and wife Nancy of Windham, and Pamela Viles and husband Kenton of Madison; grandchildren, Tyler and Lindsay, Tracy and Matt, Jessica, Amanda, John and Megan, Shira and Tom, Shannon and Todd, Joshua, and Joseph; 12 great-grandchildren, Chase, Brandon, Amelia, Matthew, Jeremy, T.J., Cole, Ayden, Beckett, Bentley, Aubrey, and Caidence.

Per Joan's request, there will be no public services. A private family gathering will take place in summer 2019. To participate in Joan's online tribute, visit

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Funeral Home

Dolby, Blais & Segee - Windham Chapel
434 River Road Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-6342

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 2, 2018