Lois McGowan of Southold died at her home there on June 5, 2023. She was 88 years old.
Lois McGowan of Southold died at her home there on June 5. She was 88 years old.
Lois was married to Andrew McGowan, MD for 61 years, until his death in 2020. She is survived by her children Jackie (Eamonn Bowles), Andrew, and Michael (Lauren), her grandchildren Laura, Christine, and Claire Bowles, Andrew, Christopher, Jane, and Jack McGowan, a great-granddaughter, Valeria Flores, Donald Gallagher, Dana Tarasevicius, and many friends and relatives.
Lois was born in Queens to Dorothy and Jack Meaney, and grew up in Hollis and Garden City, as a member of a large and loving extended family. She was a loyal graduate and supporter of The Mary Louis Academy and Adelphi University. Smart, fun, accomplished, energetic, and beautiful, Lois was a social worker, elementary teacher, interior decorator, and medical office manager. Her love, strength, and generosity helped many friends, relatives, and strangers through difficult times. With her husband Andy, she traveled on a medical mission to Africa and funded the construction of a residence for visiting doctors at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi.
Lois had the great, good fortune to be taken care of by Danute Roketiene for the past six years. In lieu of flowers, she would have so appreciated donations to Long Island Cares, Harry Chapin Food Bank, licares.org.
Wake on Thursday, June 8, 3-7 pm, at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home, Mattituck. Funeral on Friday, June 9, 10 am, at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Church, Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.