Theresa C. Stowell (Bushway), passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Feb. 20, 2018 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by family and friends.

Theresa was born April 21, 1935 in Grand Isle. One who loved doing things for others especially when it came to cooking and baking, her baked beans were always a requested item at family gatherings.

She had a very long career at Shelburne Industries. She enjoyed her time with her loved ones including her monthly outings with her former coworkers at the Milton Diner and camping in Maine with her family. She loved many things including shopping, her flower gardens and watching hummingbirds.

Theresa is survived by her sons Robert Stowell Jr. (Norma) and Richard Stowell (Peggy); by her daughter, Cindy Eagen (Mike); by her grandchildren Tom and Todd Stowell, Melissa and Erin Eagen, Heather Lowe and Sara Stowell along with her 10 great-grandchildren; and her close friend, Alice Buinicky, and her daughter, Melodie Pierce, whom Theresa thought as one of her own children. She also leaves her special cousins Patsy Irish, Janine Little, Sharon Meroa and Gloria Yandow.

She was preceded by her husband, Robert Stowell Sr., of 54 years and her brother Paul.

The family would like to thank the staff at McClure 3 and 4 ICU Unit at UVM Medical Center for their care and for providing a comfortable end of life experience.

Visiting hours were held February 21 at Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Vigil prayers were offered that evening by the Rev. John Feltz.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, Feb. 23 at St. Ann Parish, Main Street in Milton. Burial followed in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 1, Milton, VT 05468 or to please consider donating a pint of blood to the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be made at