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“So sorry for your loss I wish I could've showed my respects to him and his family I have been friends with him since I was13 always such a nice guy I...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Nina Bruno - Port Charlotte, FL

“RIP Steve great all around guy you will be missed terribly ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: anne ramette - wakefield, MA

“Steve was always upbeat. He looked for the best in things and was just a great guy. I got to know him in high school. RIP buddy. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: George Eliason - Friend

“Steve was simply the best person to listen to music with. We would spend hours spinning records, dissecting the lyrics, listening for that obscure...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: John Spencer - Stowe, VT

“It's sad to see another young life taken. May god bless you and your family. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Daley Daley - Peabody, MA

“I will miss starting my work mornings by talking with Stephen. He was always polite and I always hoped my voice was a happy one for him to hear...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Nunley

“So sad for the loss of our friend. Such a great guy, shared many good times and laughs. And one of the best musicians I have ever had the pleasure of...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Rob Mulkern - Saugus, MA - Friend

“To Steve's family, relatives and friends:Please accept our condolences for your loss.May God Bless him and rest him in peace.Sincerely,Kevin Burke ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Burke - Melrose, MA

“Steve, Billy and I will forever have you in our thoughts and our hearts. You're a great guy and a lot of fun. My fondest memories are when we used to...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Denise DiFranco-Barker - Medford, MA

“Lorraine and family sorry for the passing of Stephen thoyghts and prayers are with you and your family god bless ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Kathryn Graham - Melrose, MA

“Oh Steve, how my heart has been broken at the loss of you, my friend. I think about the IMs and phone calls that I will not longer share with you. ...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Kimberly Cranfill - Winchendon

“The loss of my friend Steve Bowman will leave a hole in my life. Although we have spoken far less frequently than we used to, I always looked forward...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Richard Doucette - NH - Friend

“Lorraine and family i am so sorry of the passing of Stephen thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time god bless hugs ❤ ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA

“You will be truly missed....as well as your smile ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Krissy Rossetti-Harris - IN

“Aunt Lorraine and all my cousins my heart hurts so bad for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all love Jodi and family ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Jodi Ann Mccarthy - Saugus, MA

“I first met Steve in the 8th grade and he was always part of the Melrose scene growing up. I'm sadden to hear of his passing. He always had a kind...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: John Lecourt - Gardner, MA

“Love you little brother , I will miss your hugs ❤❤❤ Please watch over mom, she still needs her best friend ❤❤ ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Tully - Leominster, MA

“Steve , I have many fond memories of us all hanging out and listening to music, and finally really hearing it the way you heard it. I won't be able...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Lily Houghton - Townsend, MA

“I will miss you greatly my friend. Nobody gets out of here alive so it is only a matter of time before we meet again. Give my love to them all, far...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Rob Hodgson - Melrose, MA


Stephen D. Bowman passed away at his home in Everett on February 18, 2019. He was only 53 years of age. Stephen was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, lived most of his life in Melrose and the past 20 years in Everett.

Mr. Bowman was a professional drummer by trade, playing in several bands throughout his life. He also worked for several recording studios in the Boston area, playing the drums for bands coming to the studio to record their music. Music was Stephen's life, whether it was recording music, playing music, or attending concerts, especially "Yes" concerts. He was also a diehard New England Patriots fan. He loved all of his brothers & sisters, nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews, family members and friends.

Stephen is survived by his best friend and beloved mother Lorraine (Doucette) Bowman. Loving brother of Elizabeth Hudson & her husband Roy of Billerica, Tom Bowman & his wife Teri of North Andover, Diane Dion & her fiancé Don of Melrose, Donna Tully & her husband George of Leominster, Kathleen Brown & her husband Richard of Hampstead, NH and the Late Joseph Bowman, Debra Jean Bowman and Ricky Bowman.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. The interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.