, Salem, MA

September 30, 2013

Mark S. Bowman, 49

Boxford & Peabody — Mark S. Bowman, 49, formerly of Topsfield and Peabody, husband of Cindy (Carlino) (Pelland) Bowman of Boxford, died unexpectedly on Friday evening, September 27, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill.

Born in Medford, he was the son of John Bowman of Peabody and the late Cathlene (Delaney) Bowman. He grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School, Class of 1982. He lived in Topsfield for several years, and recently moved to Boxford.

Mr. Bowman was a meat cutter at Purity Supreme and Shaws in Peabody. He mostly has worked for the Boston Globe as chairman of the pressmen in the print press operations, and was a member of Pressman’s Guild Union, Local 3 of Boston.

Mark had a very sociable personality, and would always act selflessly. His passion was music. He was a composer, and taught his son, Sean, along with many others, to play guitar. His original band was "Gangsters of Love," and his son, Sean, played with him. His next band was "Sweet Escape," and he sang with his wife, Cindy. His band was scheduled to play at the opening of the Topsfield Fair next weekend. He had a studio in his house where he handled much of his band’s production. Mark was a generous spirit, who will mostly be remembered for his dedication and devotion to family, especially his children and stepchildren, trips to Lake St. George in Maine, and boating.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy (Carlino) Bowman of Boxford, having been married since May; his son, Sean Bowman, and daughter, Laura Bowman, both of Topsfield; stepchildren, Sam and Marley Pelland, both of Boxford; his father, John Bowman of Peabody; his sister, Deb Gillooly and her husband, John “Jake”; a brother, Dan Bowman of Haverhill; his former sister-in-law, Maurine Bowman of Tyngsboro; and several nieces and nephews, and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was the former husband of Cynthia (Trammell) Bowman of Topsfield.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in St. Adelaide’s Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Cremation will follow the Funeral Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Please visit for his obituary, or to offer condolences.