, Salem, MA

February 21, 2013

Dorothy C. Bowes, 86

Salem — Dorothy C. Bowes, age 86, of Salem died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center in Salem. She was the daughter of the late John and Catherine C. (Ward) Bowes.

Born in Boston and raised and educated in Somerville, she was a longtime resident of Salem. Dot was an independent career woman who worked in a number of fields including the airline industry. She managed the Salem office of Manpower Temp Services for 23 years until her retirement.

Dot enjoyed traveling to the Midwest and Florida to spend time with relatives. She also enjoyed reading novels and watching the classic films of the ’30s, 40s and 50s. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Parish of Salem.

She leaves many nieces and nephews who will miss her kindness, quick wit and wry sense of humor. They will remember her and keep her in their prayers. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, John, William, George, Clement and Charles and her sisters, Margaret, Phyllis and Eileen.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. (Rte. 114 / 1-A) Salem, from 1 to 4 P.M. with her memorial service to take place at 3 P.M. For guest book and additional information, please visit