Robert E. Bowden, 78, of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away Sunday November 9, 2014 in Inverness, Florida surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Saturday February 8, 1936 in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Harry and Lillian Watson Bowden. He attended Lynn Public schools and graduated as a machinist from Lynn Vocational High School in 1953. In 1954, he entered the US Navy and continued his career as a machinist. After his honorable discharge in 1958, he worked in various industries honing his trade. In 2000, he and his wife retired to Citrus Springs but continued to summer in Maine. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church and an active member of the men's association. He was also an inactive member of the Elks. He was a Boston Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics fan and lived and died each year with the Red Sox. Robert was preceded in death by his father Harry, mother Lillian and sister Eleanor. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Juanita Fecteau Bowden; daughter Susan Duffy and husband Stephen; sons, Stephan Bowden and wife Beth, and Scott Bowden and wife Joanne. He is also survived by mother in law Frances Fecteau, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous cousins and friends. Military Honors and Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.