Veronica Kathleen (Dwyer) Towne of Pocasset, 96, died August 5 at Royal Megansett Nursing & Retirement Home in North Falmouth after a brief period of declining health.
Her husband of 42 years, Edward S. Towne, died in 1984.
Ms. Towne, who was known as Kay, was born in Roxbury and raised in Jamaica Plain. She was the eldest daughter of James and Johanna (Quinlan) Dwyer.
She attended Boston’s Girls’ Latin School and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School. Upon graduating from Katharine Gibbs School she became an executive secretary at several companies in Boston.
In 1946, Ms. Towne and her husband moved to Pocasset, where they raised their three children.
She was one of the original members of the Pocasset Community Club and the Women’s Guild at St. John the Evangelist Church. She also was a eucharistic home minister, and was a recipient of the Marian Medal in recognition of her service to the church.
Ms. Towne also held offices with theAptuxet Garden Club, the Weary Traveler’s Club, and the Bourne Historic Commission, and was a Girl Scout leader and an avid bridge player.
She leaves her son, William C. Towne, and her daughter, Pamela Towne Waters and her husband, Philip C. Waters, all of Pocasset; her grandson, Minot DiLorenzo Jr. of New Hampshire; her step-grandson, Philip DiLorenzo of NewHampshire; and her great-grandsons, Minot DiLorenzo III and Hunter
DiLorenzo of Londonderry, New Hampshire. She also leaves her sister, Margaret Kaler of Florida; and two nieces, Patricia Lawrence of East Sandwich and Janice Kenney of Pocasset.
In addition to her husband Ms. Towne was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Towne DiLorenzo; and her siblings, James Dwyer and Mary D. Lawrence.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 15, from 5 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 16, at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset.
In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to a charity of one’s choice