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“I just heard of your passing. I remember the many years and many hats that you wore over the years at the VA. Always an inspiration and a kind soul....Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Andrade - Dighton, MA

“Many arms to welcome you at Heavens gates. My mom, who always appreciated your welcoming way. Rest easy soldier. Sweetest peace as you watch over us....Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Sharon Cantrell - Duxbury, MA

“Many areas to welcome you at Heavens gates. My mom, who always appreciated your welcoming way. Rest easy soldier. Sweetest peace as you watch over us...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Sharon Cantrell - Duxbury, MA

“Love and Respect always my brother a more honorable man there never was. You lived with great dignity, honor and integrity. Such is the legacy you...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Vernel Williams - Brockton, MA

“Condolences Carol,Timmy & Family Jeff was a inspiration to me and countless others may God comfort all in this time of need and his soul rest in...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Chico Barros - Raynham, MA

“When I heard you'd passed away, I felt a wave of sadness and time passed I started remembering our numerous conversations about recovery, the USMC,...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Sue Gillis - Mansfield, MA

“JB was so kind to me when I first came around and all through my recovery. He showed genuine concern and it really meant a lot to me. I wish I had...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Randolph - Brockton, MA

“Jeff and I worked together at REACH, and I will always remember his passionate, fiery nature and genuine, kind heart. He was both a tough guy, and a...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Leslie Wright - Boston, MA

“Jeff was my counselor when I went through REACH in 2017. He then advocated for me to go to RISE. That experience saved my Life. Thank You Jeff....Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Herrington - Friend

“I'm missing you Jeff. My heart is heavy for Carol. You were always a beacon of light and hope. I'll see you on the other side. Love you Jeff.My (HUG...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Springer-Gallagher - MA

“Gone too soon, never to be forgotten ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Paul George - Brockton, MA

“It is with much sadness and heavy hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend. Like a big brother to us, taken too early. A man that marched to his own...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Linda McGarry - Brockton, MA

“A special part of my recovery, Jeff demonstrated a better way to live, those are the first things that come to me with force. He was funny and...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Manny Pedro - Brockton, MA

“Sending my love to Jeff's Family and friends you will be miss. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Donald McEntire - Attleboro, MA

“I had the pleasure of working with Jeff at REACH. His way of communicating with the Veterans and helping them walk the walk was amazing. He saved...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Johnson - Brockton, MA

“Words can not describe my heartachew. Im sure I share that with countless others. What an impact you made in my life. Always held my breath when...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: becky pacheco - west bridgewater, MA

“You was a huge part of my life you saved my dad life and gave my son a grandfather. I have so many memories of you. So heart broken. You will be so...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Samantha Di Nella

“Carol GOD BLESS you and the family. Love Always. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Gary Lee - Brockton, MA

“You will be greatly missed Jeff. You were always so nice to me and always offering to help me. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Edwards - Brockton, MA

“Dear Family - We were saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Praying for all of you during this difficult time....Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jodi Lohnes - Palmetto, FL

“Jeff and I worked closely together in REACH for the whole 25 years he worked there, and for a long time we had been the only staff left from the...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: David Osser - Brockton, MA

“I met Jeff back in 1995 when I went through REACH. He was always there to listen and give good advice .Since then I have worked at the VA also and...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Dave Prescott - MA - Friend

“I love and miss you so much bro. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Scott Scott Bowers - Taunton, MA

“JB I will miss you greatly You where always there for me, gave honest and loving advice, or at times just listened.You are and always will remain a...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Sandra Chase - Brockton, MA

“Jeff you never once looked down on anyone who walked through the doors into the Rooms seeking help may god be pleased with all you have done. I love...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: David Gonsalez - Taunton, MA

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BROCKTON---Jeffrey H. Bowers, 61, a lifelong resident of Brockton passed away on April 1, 2022. He was the husband of Carol E. (Thibodeau) Bowers.

Born in Newton, a son of Gail Bowers of Brockton and the late Ronald Bowers, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he served as a Lance Corporal during peacetime and was honorably discharged.

Jeffrey was employed as a case manager for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brockton for the past 32 years.

His hobbies included vacationing and golfing and he treasured the time spent with family and friends.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by his children, Tmothy DeFrancisco of Taunton and Tania DeFrancisco of Lawrence; his siblings, Lorna, Cynthia, and Scott; five grandchildren, Heather, Mia, Deaven, Timothy and George; two great grandchildren, Analise and Beauti; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Michael and Elisia.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton followed by a Celebration of Life Service with Reflections at 7:00 p.m. Military honors will follow at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Jeffrey's memory may be sent to Brockton VA Reach Program c/o VA Healthcare System, 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA. 02301. For directions or condolences visit