Joan C. Bower, 97, died Aug. 6, 2017 at The Commons on St. Anthony Street, Auburn. Born in Geneva, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Nangle Clark.
She was an East High School graduate and was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Church. Joan was a loving mother, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of six, who enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons, John (Sharon) Bower and Gerard (Mary Jo) Bower, and by a daughter, Margaret (Gregory) Friel.
She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin Bower in 2010; a son, James Bower, and by a daughter-in-law, Carol Bower.
There are no calling hours and there will be a private family service. Burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing can make contributions to a charity of choice in Joan’s name.