Sister Marie Bowe
Sister Marie Bowe

Sister Marie Bowe (Sister James Elizabeth), 92, died March 31 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, in Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 72 years. 

Sister Marie was born in Fort Edward on Aug. 10, 1926, the daughter of the late James E. and Elizabeth Conklin Bowe. After graduating from Fort Edward High School, she worked in the office of Sandy Hill Iron & Brass Company in Hudson Falls. On March 19, 1947, Sister Marie entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Troy and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1952. 

 Sister Marie received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading, both from The College of Saint Rose. For 30 years, she taught Grades 1-4 in the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. After caring for her elderly mother, Sister Marie did community in-service and served as a computer lab assistant at St. Joseph’s Provincial House. 

Sister Marie is survived by her sister-in-law, Janet Bowe; her nephews, Paul, Mark and Todd Bowe and their families, all of Fort Edward/Hudson Falls; many friends; and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. In addition to her parents, Sister Marie was predeceased by her brothers, James E. Bowe, Jr. and Edward F. Bowe. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Provincial House on April 5. Donations in Sister Marie’s memory may be made to the Development Office, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110.