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Elinor M. Cowing

Obituary for Elinor M. Cowing

June 4, 1933 - January 4, 2017
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 83


Elinor M. (Angeley) Cowing, 83, of Rockland died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 4, 2017. Elinor was born in Abington to Joseph and Jennie (Hammond) Angeley. She was the loving wife of the late Charles B. Cowing Jr and the mother of Charles and Kathy Cowing III of Kentucky, Kathi and Dr. Martin Crane of Martha's Vineyard, Nancy and Michael Ross of Plymouth, Cindy Cowing of Rockland, Mark and Denise Cowing of Rockland, Tricia and George Nunn of Rockland, and Bob and Tricia Cowing of Middleboro. Elinor was the sister of Arlene Thayer of Florida and the late Joseph Myles Angeley, Donald "Bunny" Angeley, Paul Angeley and Lois (Ward) Schumacher. She leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Elinor was born and raised in Abington and was a graduate of Abington High School. She attended North Adams State College. She worked for the New England Telephone Company and was later a Receptionist for Dr. Martin Crane.

Elinor enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Rockland Golf Course. She was an avid Beanie Baby Collector. She loved nothing more than the family gatherings at her house and treated anyone that came through her front door as family and made all feel welcome. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #5737 in Abington and was one of the first cheerleading coaches for Rockland Youth Football.

Her family would like to invite family and friends to join them as they celebrate her life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union Street, Rockland on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at St. Bridget's Church in Abington. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and to Norwell VNA & Hospice. For more information please visit

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