Anne Constance McGowan

Anne Constance (Robidoux) McGowan journeyed into her Lord’s care on March 16, 2013, after a brief illness. Anne was born October 3, 1940, in Montreal, Canada.

Anne was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, John “Jack” McGowan; her mother, Janet McIntyre Robidoux; her brothers, Arthur and Allen Robidoux; and her sister, Alice Russell.

She is survived by: her three children, Andrew John McGowan (Bryce) of Atlanta, Ga., Margaret Anne Rowley (David) of Gloversville and Douglas Robert McGowan of Syracuse.

She also is survived by her loving grandchildren, Lindsay, Jenny, Ian, Ashley, Douglas John, and Cameron; and her faithful companion, Pubby.

There are many things we can say about Anne and her life.

She was a working mother at a time when it was not popular for a woman to have a career; she insisted her children go to college. She loved her family, had a giving and generous heart and a fighting spirit. She was loved by all those who met her and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

At Anne’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.

The family request’s, in lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name can be made to the James Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078, or to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Please visit the family’s online guestbook at