Frances Bowder

Obituary of Frances D. Bowder

Frances D. "Chic" Bowder, 85, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on March 26, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 5, 1936 in White Plains, New York to the late Joseph and the late Nina (Fallanca) Primerano.

Chic was a local resident for over 26 years previously from White Plains.
Chic was a retired Account Supervisor for Down State Correctional Facility and after retirement worked at Locust Grove running the gift shop. Chic was a member of Holy Trinity Church, she loved reading knitting and crocheting.

Chic was the wife of Howard J. Bowder, they were married on July 21, 1984 at St. John's Lutheran Church in White Plains, New York.
Survivors include her husband Howard Bowder of Poughkeepsie New York, son and daughter in-law Joseph and Sheryl Shay of Pennsylvania, daughter and son in-law Patricia and James Clark of Stormville New York, son and daughter in-law  Christopher and Rosemary Shay of Wingdale, New York, daughter and son in-law Cynthia and Mark Snyder of Pleasant Valley, New York, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter. Chic was predeceased by her granddaughter Kaitlyn Shay, sisters and brother Katherine Pacensa, Nancy Strickland and Joseph Primerano. 

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM April 1, 2021 at Holy Trinity Church, 775 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Interment will take place in St. Peters Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY.



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Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Holy Trinity Church
775 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States


St. Peters Cemetery
Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
(845) 471-1870