Anne L. (Sowkow) Callahan

January 2, 1918 ~ July 12, 2011 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Anne L. (Sowkow) Callahan, a Needham resident for over 60 years, died on Tuesday, July 12th at Briarwood Health Care. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Callahan was a graduate of Lexington High School. She moved to Needham in 1950 and worked as a hairdresser and then as a Nurses Aid at Glover Hospital. Mr. Callahan loved spending time in her garden and enjoyed playing bridge. The beloved wife of the late George J. Callahan, she was the loving mother of George J. of Walpole, Robert W., Edward P. and Daniel F. all of Needham. Anne was the sister of the late Paul Sowkow, Peter Sowkow, Ellen Riley and Mary Maciolek. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Friday, July 15 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 10AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours on Friday morning from 9 – 9:45 prior to Mass. All relatives and friends are invited back to Anne’s home following the Mass. In lieu of flowers donations in Anne’s name may be made to The Carter Center, One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307.

  • Visitation

    July 15, 2011
    9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

    Eaton Funeral Home

    1351 Highland Ave
    Needham, MA

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    July 15, 2011
    10:00 AM

    St. Joseph's Church

    1360 Highland Ave.
    Needham, MA

  • Reception

    Friday July 15 2011
    24 Robinwood Road
    Needham, MA

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