Timothy J. McGowan of Tyngsborough, MA


5662 McGowanTimothy "Tim" J. McGowan, 25, of Tyngsborough, MA died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Born in Concord, MA on May 11, 1990, he was a son of Robert and Patricia McGowan of Tyngsborough, MA. Tim was a graduate of Tyngsborough High School Class of 2008, where he played Football, Lacrosse and Track.

Tim was working in his third year as an apprentice Operating Engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #4 of Boston where he was proud to be a 3rd generation crane operator shared with his father, uncles, and grandfather.

He enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles and 4 wheelers. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends swimming and fishing at Newfound Lake in NH as well as skiing and sledding in the mountains.

Tim was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsborough, MA.

Besides his parents, he is survived and will be missed by his brother, Robert McGowan III of Tyngsborough, MA; two grandmothers, Janet McGowan of Billerica, MA and Dorothy Morgan of Tyngsborough, MA; many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many close extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, John Morgan and Robert McGowan.

Visiting hours Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Funeral Monday at 10:00 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Magdalen Church 93 Lakeview Ave., Tyngsborough, MA. Burial in the Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsborough, MA.  Memorials may be made in Timothy’s name to Zack’s Team Foundation, 50 Tower Farm Rd., Billerica, MA 01821 (https://www.gofundme.com/zacksteam). ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 1, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


November 2, 2015
10 A.M.
DFH St. Mary Magdalen Church
  1. Mike Halloran says:

    Bob and Pat, please accept my deepest sympathies and may your memories of Timmy and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  2. Melinda A Thompson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you Bob and your entire family.

  3. Maureen Conway says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. deborah kasabian says:

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Donna Stanton says:

    Patty, Bob and Robert I am at a loss for words to comfort you and cannot imagine. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  6. Debra Ahern Weber says:

    Bobby, Patty and family -So sorry for the loss of your son…my heart aches for you. Prayers to all of you. xo Deb

  7. Karen Laforge says:

    Words can not express the sadness we all are feeling at Timmy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Laforge Family

  8. patricia m oconnor says:

    I am so sorry for your loss please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers

  9. John Hayes says:

    Sincerest condolences to the McGowan family. Tim was a gentleman and a pleasure to know.

  10. Sheryl and John Doherty says:

    It is devastating to have someone so young taken from the world. Tim was a great kid. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. The Saracco Family says:

    The McGowan and Gilchrist Families,
    Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers. May Timmy find peace.

  12. Gary and Carrie Cyr says:

    We are so sadden to hear the news.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Ruth and Arnie Silva says:

    Bob & Patty, We’re so sorry to hear about Timmy. I can’t imagine what you all have been going through. Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Ruth & Arnie and Family

  14. Scott and Diane Eastwood says:

    Our hearts are so sad. Holding you in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Louise and Peter Doyle says:

    We are so sorry , keeping you in our prayers, Lulu and Peter

  16. Paige says:

    I’m so sorry, Tim will always have a special place in my heart. Tim was one of my best friends and I will never forget how amazing of of a person he was, love you Tim. Always.

  17. The Chmikarski Family says:

    We are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

  18. Donna Kendall says:

    My heart goes out to all of you. I remember Tim as a fun loving young man and I’m deeply saddened by the news of his passing. My thoughts are with you, Donna Kendall

  19. Bernadette & Walter Chambers says:

    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Tim was a great guy.

  20. janet okeeffe says:

    Tim, your great grandmother Lil McGowan had 9 children and buried 6
    She said the worst thing you can ever do in life is to bury a child. Your parents must now travel that road she knew well. May all of us pray for you in heaven and cradle in our arms your parents who are heartbroken at your loss. God Bless You! Cousin Janet & Auntie Pat

  21. Paul Donohoe says:

    Tim was a great person and great teammate, may he RIP.

    The Donohoe Family

  22. Chuck rand & Stacey leBel says:

    Dear Bobby, Patty & Family…..So very sorry to hear about Tim’s passing….Honestly, no words can describe the reaction to the ” news.” Just know that you both are in our hearts and prayers…All our love, Chuck Rand & Stacey LeBel.

  23. jeanne niven says:

    So sorry for your loss…he was a great person..
    Jeanne niven

  24. Roger Blinn says:

    Very sorry to hear about your son

  25. Krista and Scott Bracci says:

    Please know we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.

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