Charles B. "Sonny" Cowing, Jr.
- September 27, 1930 - August 13, 2012
- Rockland, Massachusetts
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“Dad, it has been a month since your passing, and i still think about you everyday. The Sunday's are the hardest. Our date day. Mom is doing ok, but...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Cowing - Rockland, MA
“There are no words to express how fortunate I feel to have been blessed with you and Ellie as my in-laws. Your relationship as husband and wife...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Dee - Rockland, MA
First of all I want to say I love you and I will miss you extremely. But I know your happy now, with your family and friends who...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Angelica Cowing - Middleboro, MA
I very much enjoyed listening to you, Grandpa, Uncle Billy, my Dad and cousin Chuckie bantering about in Grandpa and Nana's living...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Cowing - Marshfield, MA
“Grampa, I lay in bed at night torn between 2 opposite emotions. The first emotion is complete sadness. Grampa you will be truely missed by every...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Alicia Cowing...PEESH - KY
“Dear Cowing family, We are very sorry for your loss. Sonny was a big smile and a handshake. I never saw him angry. A home town hard working guy who...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: John Casey - Quincy, MA - family
“Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jim & Peg Kenney & family
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Peg Kenney - Rockland, MA
“Dear Gramps, I could probably write a 1000 page novel of all of our memories together but My favorite memories will always be the car rides, being...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Dan Cowing - Rockland, MA
“Mr Cowing, these pages are not long enough for me to express all my memories of you growing up. The timeless efforts you gave to the youth growing...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Reilly Callahan - Rockland, MA
“Mr. Cowing may you rest in Peace and have fun in that Big Navy Submarine in the sky. I will always remember all your stories and will cherish...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Perry and Family - Rockland, MA
“Dear Dad. For the last 3+ years, you and I have been Sunday dates. These times have meant so much to me. Taking walks, talking. I don't know how...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy - Rockland, MA - Daughter
“To the Cowing Family, sorry for your loss. You are i our thoughts and prayers.
12 of 17 | Posted by: Robert & Marcia Keane - Sagamore, MA
“Rest in Peace Uncle Sonny,
heaven is even brighter now
Love, Mike, K.C. & Michaela
13 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Cowing - Hanover, MA
“Mark, So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing.He is at peace now. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Hope all your happy memories will...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Butch and Judy Walling - Rockland, MA
“I have so many fond memories while growing up with Tricia at the Cowing household. Vacations, parties, weddings, the VFW, the golf course, I could...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Mahoney
“Dear Ellie and family we are very sorry for your loss we will remember Charlie fondly thanks for all the fun times golfing or just hanging out xo...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: LINDA BEIRNE - S. WEYMOUTH, MA
“We have been neighbors for almost 32 years. You and Ellie have raised a wonderful family. You will be missed by all.
17 of 17 | Posted by: The Cousin Family - Rockland, MA
Charles B. "Sonny" Cowing, Jr. 81 of Rockland died on August 13, 2012 at the Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate. He was born in Rockland son of the late Charles B. Cowing, Sr. and Lillian (Damon) Cowing and was a lifelong resident. Sonny was a member of the graduating class at Rockland High School in 1948. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean War aboard the Submarine Sea Devil.
Mr. Cowing was a longtime youth football coach in Rockland, leading the Midget team and serving on the Board of Director's of the organization. He was a member of the Abington VFW and American Legion Posts.
He worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. for over thirty years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. After his retirement he had been a longtime starter at the Rockland Golf Course and played in many leagues and tournaments there.
He is survived by his wife Elinor M. (Angeley) Cowing and their children, Charles B. Cowing, III and his wife Kathy of Kentucky, Kathleen and her husband Dr. Martin Crane of Martha's Vineyard, Nancy Ross and her husband Michael of Kingston, Cynthia J. Cowing of Rockland, Mark E. Cowing and his wife Dee of Rockland, Tricia A. Nunn and her husband George of Rockland and Robert Cowing and his wife Patricia of Middleboro. He was the brother of William Cowing of Pembroke and the late James Cowing. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren
The Cowing family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Sonny's life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to Rockland Youth Football, P.O. Box 51 Rockland, MA 02370. or the McCourt Foundation for Alzheimers Research, 300 Congress St. Suite 302, Quincy, MA 02169.