Matthew Joseph Rowan

January 22, 1926 – September 30, 2015

Matthew Joseph Rowan, 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock, Calif. on Sept. 30, 2015.
He was born Jan. 22, 1926 in Artesian to Edward and Elizabeth Rowan. At the age of 10, he moved to the nearby town of Woonsocket, where he enjoyed a happy childhood with his parents and two brothers, Thomas and Frederick. Growing up in Woonsocket during the Dustbowl Era, presented many challenges. During this period, Matthew learned the importance of energetic hard-work, having a positive outlook, and possessing a friendly manner, which all greatly shaped his personality. Woonsocket remained a special place in Matthew’s heart throughout his life.
Matthew, as a loving Husband, Father and Granddad is survived by his wife, Alice Rowan; children, Denise Rowan, Matthew (Teri) Rowan, Thomas Rowan, Regina (Brian) Bowyer and David (Shannon) Rowan. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Mary Rowan, Elizabeth Rowan, Grace Simko, Paige Rowan, Brian Bowyer, Sydney Rowan, Rowan Bowyer and Michael Rowan, as well as many nieces and nephews who were dear to him.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and children, Michael Joseph Rowan and Theresa Anne Rowan.
Recitation of the Rosary was held at 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. A visitation was held prior to the Rosary from 5 to 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. Private burial will follow at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

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