Obituary: Seth Ernest Bowerman, Esq., 60, Avid Sailor

Seth Ernest Bowerman, Esq., 60, of Saunderstown, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. 

Seth was the oldest child of the late George Bowerman and Virginia (Scattergood) Van Kluyve. Raised in Saunderstown, Seth graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1977, and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 1983. 

Seth began his career as a medical malpractice defense attorney with Hanson, Curran. He established his own firm in 2000. He had a reputation for being a true gentleman, fair and compassionate, and very generous to his friends and family. 

An avid sailor, Seth was a lifelong member and past commodore of Saunderstown Yacht Club and member of East Greenwich Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, bicycling and the companionship of his dog, Moses. 

Seth is survived by his wife, Mary Jean “MJ” Miniati, and stepson, Kevin Krueger of Saunderstown; children, Julie of New York City and Kim of Philadelphia. He is also survived by his mother, Virginia Van Kluyve and sister Jean of Exeter; and sister Nancy Miniter and her family of Sherborn, MA; and many cousins and friends.

Seth’s family is grateful for the supportive and compassionate staff of Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 14th at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Rd., Kingston. VISITING HOURS are Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME - SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Rt.1A), Narragansett. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Seth’s memory to Alex's Smile Fund c/o Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02905, or www.meetingstreet.org.


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