Lawrence Charles Jowett, 84, of North Adams, MA. , died peacefully on Saturday, January 14 at the family home in North Adams from complications of multiple myeloma.
The son of Charles H. And Rose Blanche (Duquette) Jowett, he was born in North Adams on April 8,1938. He attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School in 1956. After working a few years in the area he went to work at the House of Walsh in Williamstown. He returned to school and received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from North Adams State College (now MCLA). Retired for many years, most of his career was spent in the Adams - Cheshire school system with twenty years as a guidance counselor at Hoosac Valley Regional High School .
Larry was well known for his athletic endeavors, and was proud of his 2 hour 36 minute Boston Marathon time which he ran as a master. An avid competitor in road races, He was known locally as the guy who swam across the Fish Pond every day that the weather allowed. Also a cyclist, he was a triathlete, a cross country skier, kayaker and enjoyed hiking. He was a member of the North Adams Windsor Lake Commission and served as a volunteer with the Community Coalition local Christmas program for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Hulda Hardman Jowett, and sons, David L Jowett, and Brian A Jowett and his wife Mea Axt jowett, grandchildren Benjamin and Peyton Jowett, all of North Adams, a brother, Gregory Jowett and his wife, Marion Quinn-Jowett of Williamstown, MA, sister Pamela Jowett Ronan and husband Michael Ronan of Northbridge MA, and nephews Christopher Jowett, of Williamstown, Sean Ronan of. Quincy, MA and Cory Ronan of Charlestown,MA and nIece Colleen Ronan Dupuis, of. Locust Valley, Long Island, NY. He also leaves a son, David Goodhouse, of Reading, VT.
Friends are invited to meet with Larry’s family at their home in North Adams on Sunday, January 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 o’clock. Interment in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown will be private.
Donations in his memory may be made to the James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams, Clarksburg, Florida and Stamford, VT through the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 800 North Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257 or the charity of the donor's choice through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.