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Josephine Cowen

March 30, 1923 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 97)

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Josephine Cowen passed away January 20, 2021 peacefully at home, with her loved ones. 

Josephine was born March 30, 1923.  Raised in Hingham and is a Hingham High graduate.  She married Kenneth Cowen on July 7, 1946 and they spent the next 50 years in Hull.  They had three children:  Candace Cowen (deceased 1969), Kenneth Cowen Jr. and Jodi Cowen.  She leaves behind five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   

Josephine held multiple jobs including a telephone operator at the old phone company building on Nantasket Ave, a long run at Richardson Insurance which she loved, and then almost 20 years as a Hull school bus driver with Ken and many other Hull friends. 

They finally retired in the 90s and moved to Florida with some other retired Hull folks where they played bingo, frequented the local casinos and enjoyed their well-deserved time.   They moved back to Hull in 2010 when they needed more care.    Ken passed away in 2013 and Josephine (Nana) moved to Hull with Jodi.   She enjoyed her time playing bingo, feeding ‘her’ birds, eating out and generally being spoiled by everyone that loved her. 

Nana will be remembered has a feisty, funny, tough lady.   

A small celebration ceremony will be scheduled at 11am on Saturday, May 15th at the Hull Village Cemetery

with a small private gathering at the house after.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Anne Scully Senior Center, 197A Samoset Ave, Hull, MA 02045.


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