Patricia Brown Bowie, 78

February 28, 2013

Bowie obitPatricia Brown Bowie, 78, of Dowell, formerly of Bryantown passed away suddenly on Feb. 26 in Port Orange, Florida. She was born in Washington, D. C. on July 25, 1934 to the late Edward M. Brown and Mary Magdalene Hurley Brown. She was the beloved wife to Benjamin H. Bowie whom she married on January 29, 1955.

Patricia graduated from St. Paul’s Catholic High School and attended the University of Maryland. She was the President of Bowie Produce Company until her retirement in 2002. Patricia and Benjamin moved from their home in Bryantown in 2002 and relocated to Dowell. She was a lifelong Washington Redskin fan.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. Bowie; children, Richie and his wife Janice Bowie of Waldorf, Mickey and her husband Nick Ferrante of Bryantown, Eddie and his wife Cathy Bowie of Hughesville, Cecelia and her husband Jim Rasmussen of Aldie, VA and Ben and his wife Sue Bowie of Prince Frederick; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and her brother Edward M. Brown, Jr. of Silver Spring. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Genevieve Deikel.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD, where prayers will be offered at 5:30 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday March 4, 12 noon in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD with Msgr. Michael Wilson officiating.

Pallbearers are her grandsons Richie Bowie, Nick Ferrante, Eddie Bowie, Drew Ferrante, James Rasmussen, Brian Bowie and Mike Bowie. Interment will follow at Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, MD.

Should friends desire contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, D.C. 20017, For more information or to leave condolences please visit

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