January 7, 1948 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 72)

Death notice

COWELL, Ricki of Tyringham, MA  Loving daughter of Frank & Irene (Sigalos) Rickabaugh

Born January 7, 1948, Ricki passed peacefully at Sherrill House in Jamaica Plain on June 28, 2020 of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Ricki was raised in Tracyton WA and moved to Melrose with her mother and four sisters.  She lived in the South End, Brookline and Tyringham MA.  She graduated from Salem State College and was a working artist and activist.  She also worked in the school systems in Brookline at the former Devotion School and MassArt.  Ricki is predeceased by her first husband, Philip Bradley and her son Christopher Bradley.  She is survived by her husband Stephen Cowell.   She is a dear and devoted mother and grandmother to Marc Bradley, wife Kelann and daughter Pippa; Kiki Cowell; Kristen Meuse & husband Josh and two grandsons Jake and Gavin; and Christelle Behike &  husband David and children, Rhema-Jane, Mila Joy and Davy Jr. She is also survived by her sisters, Denise Langley, Dawn Jones, Carri Vik and Joye Preece, their husbands and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the Fall, both in Eastern and Western Mass.

Arrangements by Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain, 617-522-2500

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