Barbara McGowan 92, passed away on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. Barbara was born in 1924 to Walter B. and Madeleine Vickery. She was a lifelong resident of Cranston and more recently, The Seasons in East Greenwich. She graduated from Cranston High School in 1942 and Homeopathic Hospital (Roger Williams Hospital) in 1945 as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Roger Williams Nurses Alumni and Warwick Graduate Nurses Associations. She was a lifelong communicant of the Church of the Transfiguration in Edgewood, Rhode Island as well as Directress of their Alter Guild from 1975-1977. Barbara is survived by her daughter Diane Popiak and husband John, son David McGowan and partner Tony Rosmarin, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She and her late husband Donald were married for 64 years. Funeral and burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, Rhode Island 02904.
Gloria Silva - 03/15/2017
Please accept my sincere sympathies on the death of your mother. When I was a volunteer at the Seasons, I enjoyed her company in the knitting club and book club that I ran. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her.
Mim & Dick Vincent - 03/17/2017
We really enjoyed Barbara and Don through the years....especially our trips to NH and other memorable occasions. They were always a lot of fun to be with. Our thoughts are with you, Diane and Dave. Mim & Dick