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OBITUARY: Roberta (Cohen) Cowan, 84

Roberta Cowan

Roberta (Cohen) Cowan, of Marshfield, MA passed away quietly on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Grace House in Windham, NH. She was 84.

 A native of Skowhegan, ME, Roberta attended Simmons College, graduating in 1956. She taught in the Pembroke, MA elementary school for five years. Roberta was active in the Women's Club, Gourmet Group, Lions Club and Garden Club of Marshfield and a member of Congregation Beth Jacob for many years. She was an avid bridge and Mah Jongg player, and also acted in local plays from her time in Skowhegan High until her first child was born. Roberta helped manage the Marshfield optometry practice of her husband Burton Cowan until he passed away in 1996. 

She is survived by children Richard Cowan, now of Dracut, MA, Jayne Cowan Moreau, now of Powell, OH, daughter-in-law Karen Mirabito-Cowan, son-in-law Matt Moreau, and three grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Shirley Cowan of Maryland and Phyllis Cohen of Florida . Roberta is predeceased by her brother Maurice Cohen from Maine and Boca Raton, FL and her parents, Ida and Harry Cohen of Everett, MA. 

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 7 at 11 a.m. at the Torf Funeral Services, 151 Washington Ave, Chelsea, MA with internment in the New Tifereth Israel Cemetery, 232 Fuller St., Everett, Mass. For guest book and directions, visit: . In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts.


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