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Mark E. Bower

Obituary for Mark E. Bower

February 11, 1965 - September 18, 2018
Haverhill, Massachusetts | Age 53


HAVERHILL – Mark E. Bower, 53, lifelong Haverhill resident, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018, with his wife Karen and family by his side, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Haverhill on February 11, 1965, son of Dr. Arthur Bower and the late Mary (Williams) Bower.

Mark attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High in 1983 and attended Providence College. He spent his childhood summers at Seabrook Beach at his family's summer home, where he enjoyed surfing as a young boy.

Cherished husband of Karen (Richardson) Bower whom they have shared 32 years of loving marriage.

Mark loved life and enjoyed every moment of it. He loved golfing, horse racing which he would go to Saratoga Race Track every year with his late brother Stephen Bower, he was a fan of all sports, especially football which he would travel to Las Vegas every year to watch the Superbowl with his best friend Michael Kennedy. He especially enjoyed taking rides and going on vacations every chance he could with his wife. Mark worked as a bartender and short order cook at Kelly's Restaurant in Bradford and The Lasting Room in Haverhill.

In addition to his wife Karen and father Dr. Arthur Bower, Mark's family members include his siblings Arthur Bower, Jr. and wife Linda of Methuen, late brother Stephen Bower and wife Jennifer of Methuen, Margaret (Meg) Corde and husband George of N. Salem, NY, Elizabeth Bower of Methuen, Dr. Thomas Bower and wife Martha of Newburyport and Brian Bower and wife Jessica of Pittsburgh, PA; 19 nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and nephews which he adored each and every one; mother in-law Dorothy Richardson and brother in-law Alan Richardson of Haverhill; his father Arthur's significant other Grace Hamilton of Seabrook NH; several aunts, uncles and cousins; also his cat Dutchess, who was his best pal.

Visiting hours will be Friday, September 21, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will begin Saturday morning in the funeral home at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mark's memory to the Kidney Cancer Research c/o David McDermott 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook, please visit


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