George “Tom” Thomas Bowden III, 76, passed away May 24, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Providence R.I., the son of George Thomas Bowden Jr. and Olga Lindgren Bowden.
Tom graduated from Bar Harbor High school June 1, 1960. After graduation, he worked at Merrill’s service station in Bar Harbor. In 1961, Tom married Jacqueline (Smith) Bowden. Tom also worked at Hinckley Boat, CE Wallace Plumbing and Heating and MDI Service Corp. In 1985, Tom opened Bowden Heating Inc.
When Tom was not working his regular job, he could be found on Frenchman Bay lobstering. He had a love of fishing since the age of 12.
Tom was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Adrien Bowden.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, of 57 years, son David and his wife, Melanie, daughters Julie Bowden Hall and husband, Robert, and Elizabeth Bowden Murray. Seven grandchildren, Brittany (Hall) Tyner and her husband, Andy, Jonathan Hall, Nolan Hall, Spencer Bowden and his wife, Cortney, Stetson Bowden, Morgan (Murray) Perez and her husband, Daniel, and Michaela Murray. Five great-grandchildren, Jack Tyner, William Tyner, Shane Bowden, Jackson Bowden and Westin Sunday. Tom is also survived by his brother, Paul Bowden.
Services for Tom will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the SPCA, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605, or Beacon Hospice, 289 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.