Portland- Dennis Joseph Bowden, 78, died on April 12, 2023.\n\nDennis was born on July 24, 1944 to the Late William and Mary (McGregor) Bowden in Portland, Maine.\n\nDuring his life, Dennis worked as a truck driver. He was dedicated to work to ensure that he provided a safe and stable life for his children. He was a devout catholic. Growing up, he served as an alter-boy at St. Dominic's Catholic Church and in his older years, was a parishioner at St. John's Catholic Church.\n\nDennis loved going to the casino, was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Paul Mallia Post (Bunker), always had a good time between long work hours, and enjoyed watching the Patriots and the Red Sox. Above all else, he loved his family. \n\nThe family would like to extend a thank you to all of Dennis's siblings for all of the great care that they gave to him over the years. \n\nHe is preceded in death by his wife, Carol; sister, Gail Winslow; and parents.\n\nLeft to cherish His memory are his children, Denise (Paul) Farrell, Dennis (Ret.USMC) Bowden, Donna (Scott) Gagnon, Kelly Bowden, Felicia (James, Ret.USMC) Beaulieu; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; siblings, Marlene (Robert) Allen, Clytie Bello, William Bowden, Eugene (Betsy) Bowden, Vicki (Robert) Gowen; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.\n\nVisiting Hours celebrating Dennis's life will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 4-6PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, April 20 at 9:15AM at the funeral home followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland. To view Dennis's memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.\n\nThose desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Association, PO Box 6704\nHagerstown, MD 21741.