Paul Edward Bowman (1963-2021)

Paul Edward Bowman (1963-2021)

NAMA Recovery is saddened to report the passing of a long-standing member of our Board of Directors.

Paul Edward Bowman, Jr, 58, passed away on November 22, 2021.

Paul was born in Boston, MA and lived most of his life in Quincy, MA.

Paul served Massachusetts residents for over 25 years working for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development on housing and homelessness. After his retirement he went on to become a Peer Recovery Coach for Massachusetts General Hospital, South End Community Health Center and finally at time of his passing, Boston Medical Center.

Paul was a lover of all animals and spent many hours at Dog Shows showing his Great Dane Natalie and driving Nellie the Clydesdale through the streets and neighborhoods of Boston- a city he loved.

Paul served those struggling with the disease of addiction for many years, in many capacities and with a passion that was rarely matched. He was a mentor, teacher, advocate, and friend.

During Paul’s decades of service, he became a Certified MAT Advocate (CMA) with NAMA Recovery, taught CMA classes, served as Chapter Director of Boston NAMA Recovery, served on NAMA Recovery Board of Directors, and became a Peer Recovery Coach as well as being involved in activities with addiction research, education, decreasing stigma and overdose prevention.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, November 30th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph, MA. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 1st, at 11:00 AM in the Cartwright Funeral Home.

Please consider donating to:

The Paul Bowman Memorial Fund for Housing Support at Boston Medical Center. Donations can be made at

You may also mail donations to (for checks please include Paul Bowman, Memorial Fund in the memo line):

Boston Medical Center
Office of Development
801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02118

The Great Dane Rescue of New England at or mail donation to:
Great Dane Rescue of New England
PO Box 10083
Cranston, RI 02910