John Edward Bowman, 72, of Westford, MA died Monday, April 13 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with emphysema. He was married to Mrs. Dorothy (Tierney) Bowman with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 11, 2015. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, David and Michael Bowman both of Westford, MA, a daughter, Jennifer Bowman of Shrewsbury, MA, a sister, Edna Pento of Whitman, MA, 5 grandchildren, including Daniel Bowman who he raised since birth and considered a son, one great-grandchild, and 8 nieces and nephews. A memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., #400, Waltham, MA 02451. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.