Kathleen Marie Bowen, 65, of Falmouth died at home on November 16.
She was born in Malden, the daughter of Richard M. Bowen and Justine A. Bowen.
Although born with cerebral palsy, she attended school from age 7 through 18, including at a day program for disabled children and adults held at Boston College.
During her childhood, Ms. Bowen climbed trees, taught herself how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, and loved swimming; she remained a swimmer throughout her life.
She attended church with her family and traveled across the country with her parents, and also attended the high school and college sporting events of her three younger siblings.
After living in Oklahoma, California, and several Massachusetts towns, Ms. Bowen moved with her family to Cape Cod in 1979; she later settled at a long-term group home in North Falmouth.
Music was an important part of her life, from her love of Christmas music to listening to The Beatles to nightly calls with her father during which he would sing Irish songs and she would accompany him.
In addition to her parents, she leaves her siblings, Denise Lumb, Marilyn Bowen-O’Boyle, and Michael Bowen; a cousin, Annmarie Donovan-Needham; and other family.
Visiting hours will be Monday, November 22, from 4 to 7 PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 584 West Falmouth Highway.
Funeral processional will be Tuesday, November 23, at 10 AM from the funeral home to St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road in North Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be said at 11 AM at the church.
Burial will follow at 12:30 PM at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.