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Rodney P. Bowley
NEWPORT - Rodney P. Bowley,

73, of Bedlow Avenue, Newport, RI, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at home.
He was the husband of Paula (Peloquin) Bowley.
Born in Newport, RI on February 27, 1937, he was the son of the late John F. and Mary (Amoruso) Bowley.
Mr. Bowley grew up in Newport and was a 1954 graduate of De LaSalle High School. He then went on to Southern New England School of Law and received his J.D. with the inaugural graduating class. Mr. Bowley was an Assistant Prosecuter for the Rhode Island District Attorney's Office under Arlene Violet’s administration. He was the business agent for the Carpenter’s Local 176 for many years, fighting to insure good-paying jobs for local men and women. Rodney was a member and secretary for the Rhode Island Central Labor Council. Mr. Bowley was an Assistant Prosecutor for the Rhode Island District Attorney’s Office under Arlene Violet’s administration. Up until his death he served as a Vice Chairman of the Newport Housing Authority. He founded and was treasurer of The Friendly Sons of Newport Social Club, affectionately referred to as "that GD club", a former member of the Newport Elks Lodge and served on the Middletown Zoning Board. He was the Founder and President of Beth's Quest Foundation, a Lyme Disease awareness and prevention non profit organization created in memory of his daughter. This became his life’s work and will remain a part of his legacy. Rodney acted as a voice for people who did not raise their own, working to protect and support the underserved in our community.
He is survived by his children, David P. Bowley of Exeter, NH, Stacey (Bowley) Yarrow and her husband Grady of Middletown, RI, John P. Bowley of Mahwah, NJ and Christine Chilton of Marblehead, MA, and his grandchildren, Liam Coen, Emily Yarrow, Evan Bowley, Andrew Yarrow and Maxwell Chilton.
He was the father of the late Beth (Bowley) Coen.
Calling hours will be held today, January 21, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in Jesus Saviour Church, Broadway and Vernon Avenue, Newport. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.
Condolences, information and directions are available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

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