Brian Ernest Bowden

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Brian Ernest Bowden

July 28, 1947 - January 21, 2019

Orrington - Brian Ernest Bowden, 71, passed away peacefully at his home, January 21, 2019. He was born July 28, 1947, the son of Donald and Thelma (Perkins) Bowden.
After graduating from Brewer High School Brian went to work at Pratt Whitney in Connecticut. During his time there he met his wife, Darlene. In 1974 Brian and Darlene moved back to his hometown of Orrington, where they raised their children, Laura and Greg. Brian and his father, Donald, spent many years renovating a home that was built in 1837, which was a great source of pride for him and his family. When he wasn't working on his home, he worked at General Electric in Bangor.
Brian loved hiking, climbing Mount Katahdin 10 times, as well as most of the trails at Acadia National Park. He was an avid New England Sports fan, and enjoyed watching games with his family. Brian had great taste in a variety of music, as evidenced by his extensive record and CD collection. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Orrington, where he enjoyed the fellowship with his church family. Brian also volunteered at the Curran Farm, and the Orrington Historical Society.
In addition to his parents, Brian was predeceased by his brother, Paul Bowden.
Brian is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Darlene; a daughter, Laura; son, Greg and his wife, Jennifer; four brothers, Richard and his wife, Charlene, Phil and Nancy, Barry and Dinah, Keith and Heather; and his granddaughter, Emma.
The family would like to give thanks to the staff at Community Health and Counseling Services who provided Brian such wonderful care.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Brian's life 3 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Orrington. Those wishing to remember Brian in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the First United Methodist Church of Orrington. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on January 23, 2019
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Shirley Page Craig
Jan 31, 2019
So sorry for you, Darlene & your family's loss. I would have come to the service however I work on Saturday. Take care. Bless you all. R.I.P. Brian.
Mickey Dolley
Jan 26, 2019
Sorry Darlene and Bowden family on Brian’s passing. Had good times at GE for many years. Will remember my last chat with Brian at planet fitness on how tough it was from day to day. Good man Darlene!!!
Ray Gresser
Jan 26, 2019
My sympathy and prayers for Brian's family.
Paul and Susan Allen, Katrina, Danelle, Kim and Aimee
Jan 25, 2019
We will all never forget the fun we had visiting you in Maine and loved the stories of Paul and Brian being "blood brothers" and their funny childhood times. We were lucky to have you at our wedding and many events at the camp at Branch Lake. Brian will be sorely missed and Darlene and Greg and Laura will remain in our thoughts. Love to you all!
Bill and Linda St.Louis (Linda Lobley)
Jan 25, 2019
So sorry to hear of Brian's homegoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tony and Lisa Brothers
Jan 25, 2019
BB was a long time work mate he sold my first car you had start with a screwdriver he was a great man going to miss him!
Chris Michaud
Jan 25, 2019
Darlene, Greg and Laura,

I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I will always remember his kindness and generosity. He was a good man and a great brother-in-law.

I will always remember him as a very special person that I was privileged to have known for years.

Chris Michaud
Ron and sheila Jackson
Jan 24, 2019
I worked with Brian at G.
E. for many years. We always enjoyed talking about the progress of the renovation of the homestead. Always good humored with a smile. Condolences to the whole family.
Brenda Hanson
Jan 24, 2019
Darlene, Laura and Greg.........
Dick and I send our heartfelt condolences for your loss of a great Godly man. I grew up with Brian and his brothers and they all were such a nice family. I remember how our kids played together when they were young. Dick remembers all the work Brian did for the Curran Village. Our thoughts are with you all.
Allen and Sharon Caron
Jan 24, 2019
Sorry for your loss; what we know of Brian he was a great person always to help out with whatever needed to be done.
Troy Laplante
Jan 24, 2019
Brian you were a man of great integrity, and pride. You worked hard and you played hard. Your love for your family was second to nothing. You will be greatly missed by so many that loved you. Your legacy here will be carried on through those you loved, and loved you back. We know that some day we will all be together again with our Savior, but until that time comes you will continue to live on in our Hearts. Love you Brian (aka My second Dad)😢
Scott & Theresa Fuhrer
Jan 24, 2019
Darlene, Greg and Laura -- We will miss Brian very much. Always enjoyed talking to him. Our Deepest condolences to the Family.
Sherry Cahn
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry to hear about Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Cynthia Borth LMT
Jan 24, 2019
In the short time that I knew Brian it was always wonderful conversation & laughter that I will remember. Healing prayers of peace to his wife Darlene & family
Bruce & Dawn Gelo
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry to hear about Brian, we worked together for years at GE. We had some good conversations and laughs.He was a good guy and will be missed. My condolences to you and your family.
Gregg Hanscom
Jan 24, 2019
Darlene, Laura & Greg - I will miss the friendly wave as he walked, and he always asked about Charlie, and a few times Charlie was in the passenger seat and engaged in conversation through the car window - very caring and sincere man. Prayers and God’s comfort for your family.
Carla Damon
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.