BOWDOINHAM – Joanne H. Rowland, 84, of Bowdoinham, passed away on April 1, 2019, at Mid Coast Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in 1934, to Archie and Gladys (Morgan) Rasmussen in Hoquiam, Wash.

She married Robert, the love of her life, in 1953. She enjoyed reading and making quilts, along with spending time with her family.

Joanne was predeceased by her husband, Robert Rowland; and one daughter, Vickey Lynn Erickson.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Kay Dyer and her husband, Ralph, of Bowdoinham; her daughter, Wendy Fox of Topsham; four grandchildren, Paul Gallagher and his wife, Angela, in New Hampshire, Cassie Safford and her husband, Gerald, of Bowdoinham, Ryan Fox and his wife, Bethany, of Topsham, Kevin Jackson and his wife, Christine, of Wilton; and Jennifer Jackson in South Dakota. She had 12 great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jacob, Reese, Taylor, Conner, Cillian, Finnegan, Emmett, Sully, Chenoa, Trevayne and Annaset, and two great-grandchildren, Liam and Julian. She is also survived by a sister-in-law,  Elizabeth Rowland, of Massachusetts.

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Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to:

CHANs Home

Health & Hospice

60 Baribeau Drive

Brunswick, ME 04011