March 15, 2014
Joan Ann Fowler, 83, formerly of Watertown, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Carthage where she had resided since 2006.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, March 20, from 4:30 - 6:30PM followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 7PM. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Watertown on April 19, 1930, daughter of Bruce A. and Celeste Ulmen MacDonald, and she graduated from Watertown High School.
On January 17, 1953 she married Daniel W. Fowler at Holy Family Church with Rev. Albert J. Farrell officiating. Mr. Fowler, former owner of MacDonald Associates, died September 24, 1991.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Pine Camp for a number of years as a telephone operator. She was a member of Holy Family Church, and she enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, music, and reading. She and her husband lived in Minneapolis after their marriage and returned to Watertown in 1955.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her daughter, Tracy A. Fowler, Watertown; her three sons, Bruce D. and wife, Sandy, Watertown, Jay D. and wife, Anne, Amelia Island, FL, and Todd M. and fiancée, Kristi Spaziani, Watertown; three grandchildren, Daniel, Erin, and Mark, and four great grandchildren; and two nephews. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Vanderhaden.
Donations in her name may be made to Country Manor Resident's Activities Fund, 1045 West St., Carthage, NY 13619. Online condolences may be written at www.cummingsfuneral.com.