Marlborough – Owen Richard Camden, Sr, 97 of Marlborough died peacefully with his family by his side at home on Sunday, March 12, 2023. He was the loving husband of Rose (Gennari) Camden of 64 years.
In addition to his wife Rose, he leaves a son Owen R. Camden, Jr of Upton and a daughter Julia Carlman and her husband Paul of Marlborough. He was predeceased by his daughter Linda O’Brien of Worcester. He also leaves seven grandchildren Michael and his wife Dora, Daniel, Derek, Marisa and her husband Nicholaus, Justine, Amelia and Joe and two great grandchildren Giavana and Caroline. Also, a son-in-law John O’Brien and daughter-in-law Patricia Camden and many nieces and nephews.
Owen was born in Baldwinville, MA. He was the son of Joseph and Mary (Meegan) Camden. Owen attended Templeton High School. Owen enlisted in the Navy in 1944. He was a WW II veteran. After his service, Owen worked for Starrett in Athol, MA. He then worked for New England telephone where he then retired with Verizon.
Owen enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing horseshoes and cheering on all Boston sports teams. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, The American Legion of Baldwinville, MA and the IBEW union.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:00 in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow at Rural Cemetery in Southborough.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 5-7 PM in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 West Main Street, Marlborough, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Owen’s name to one of the two following organizations, Salmon Home Care or Visiting Angels of Sudbury.