Eugene S. Bowen, 82, of Belfast passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 1, 2018, in Belfast. He was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Belfast, the son of Sidney and Hazel (Heath) Bowen.

Gene attended Crosby High School and after school went on to work in the woods managing wood lots that supplied to local paper mills. While working in the woods he enjoyed interactions with many animals and the peaceful solitude of being in nature. Gene also worked at the Searsport docks as a longshoreman for many years and was a member of Local 1519 International Longshoreman Association, as well as serving in the National Guard.

He and his wife enjoyed many rides together. Gene is remembered as a great storyteller, humble and private family man, and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Thelma (Tuplin) Bowen; his daughters Debbie Dakin and husband Shawn of Searsport, and Kim Patten and husband Donny of Belfast; his son Kelly Bowen and girlfriend Lisa Kelley of Belfast; grandchildren Shawna (Dakin) Hooper and husband Greyden, Shawn Dakin Jr., Donny Patten Jr., Kristopher Bowen and Kally Bowen; and great-grandchild Cadence Hooper.

At the family’s request the burial will be held privately at Smart Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his memory to Waldo County General Hospital Hospice Unit or an animal shelter of one’s choice.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at  Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.