Published March 1, 2019

EVERETT — Stephen D. Bowman, 53, passed away at his home in Everett on February 18, 2019.

Stephen was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, lived most of his life in Melrose and the past 20 years in Everett. Mr. Bowman was a professional drummer by trade, playing in several bands throughout his life. He also worked for several recording studios in the Boston area, playing the drums for bands coming to the studio to record their music. Music was Stephen’s life, whether it was recording music, playing music, or attending concerts, especially “Yes” concerts.

He was also a diehard New England Patriots fan. He loved all of his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, family members and friends.

Stephen is survived by his best friend and beloved mother Lorraine (Doucette) Bowman. Loving brother of Elizabeth Hudson and her husband Roy of Billerica, Tom Bowman and his wife Teri of North Andover, Diane Dion and her fiancé Don of Melrose, Donna Tully and her husband George of Leominster, Kathleen Brown and her husband Richard of Hampstead, N.H. and the late Joseph Bowman, Debra Jean Bowman and Ricky Bowman.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, February 25. A funeral service was held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 26. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. The interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit