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Marlese McGowan

September 2, 1952 — March 11, 2023

Marlese McGowan, 70, of South New Berlin , NY. Passed away on March 11, 2023. Marlese was born in Cooperstown, NY, daughter of the late William and Harriet (Higbie) Stevens. Marlese was predeceased by her parents and by her sister Joyce Closs.

Marlese is survived by her loving husband Edward McGowan, and by her sons Brian and Renae McGowan and Bruce and Samantha McGowan. She is also survived by  her brother Billy Stevens and by her grandchildren Breanne McGowan and Blane McGowan.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Marlese’s memory can be made to the Hospice of Chenango County 33-39 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc. A graveside service for Marlese will be held at the Riverview Cemetery of Oxford, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 11:00AM. Friends and family may share memories and condolence by visiting

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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