William W. Cowdell – Cumberland

William W. Cowdell – Cumberland

William W. Cowdell, 83, of 2065 Mendon Road, Cumberland, passed away March 29 surrounded by his wife and loving family. He was the beloved husband of Agnes M. (Carr) Cowdell.

Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William and Rose (Meunier) Cowdell. He was a lifelong Cumberland resident.

He was a printer for 40 years working out of the Graphic Communications International Union, Providence Local 239 retiring in 1994. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, past president of the former St. Patrick Seniors, he was also an avid Cribbage player and a Silver Life Master Bridge Player, Bill was also a diehard New York Yankees fan. After retirement, he his wife and family spent many happy days aboard their 37-foot sailboat up and down the east coast, Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

Besides his wife, he leaves three children Dawn M. Cowdell, Karen L. Yangson and Craig T. Cowdell, all of Florida; five grandchildren Eric R. Cowdell, Billie Martel, Kaleb Yangson, Kiana Yangson and Remy Cowdell and a great-granddaughter, Birdie Martel, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late William R. Cowdell and brother of the late Carol Cowdell Musotic.

A Celebration of Bill's Life was held April 1 with Funeral Services in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland, and burial with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cumberland.