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“The angels looked down from heaven one nightThey searched for miles afar.And deep within the distance They could see a shining star.They knew that...Read More »
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“Thank you Cynthia for your quest in helping to educate our young students. It was never easy. As a fellow educator I always appreciated how hard...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Diane Cappella - FL

“Ms. Stowe was the reason I excelled in English. I remember the excitement that she had when we were being introduced to some of the world's greatest...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Barnes - Jupiter, FL

“Ms. Stowe, you were a wonderful English teacher, thank you so much for sharing your passion with us at Jupiter High. Also, thank you for dealing...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Cynthia was a classic English teacher and Good Friend. She and I spent some great times together through our years of teaching. I was...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lois Brenner - Stuart, FL

“Ms. Stowe was such an inspiration. With the feeling of "senioritis" in full spring, having her for 2nd period AP Literature was probably one of the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Mandy Kelley - Jupiter, FL

“Deepest sympathy. Dedicated educator and friend ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Knabe - Stuart, FL

“Wow....I am shocked and saddened to read this notice. She touched so many young lives as their English teacher, including my daughters. Every so...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Terri Kuretski - Friend


Cynthia Leigh Stowe, cherished sister, beloved aunt, loyal friend and inspirational teacher, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017. She was surrounded by loved ones, and her beloved pup, Oscar.
Cynthia was welcomed into the world at Manhattan's Woman's Hospital on October 27, 1944 by her parents Jean Eckler and John Harold Quigley and later at the family home in New Rochelle, New York by her three older siblings. Her younger brothers were born in 1946 and 1948. The Quigley's later moved to West Palm Beach, Florida which was the hometown of Cynthia's pioneer maternal grandparents William Beecher and Harriet Fowler Eckler.
Cynthia was an accomplished scholar who's journey began locally with a degree from Forrest Hill High School. She pursued higher education with a BA in English Literature from Florida Atlantic University. Her hunger for knowledge led her to acquire a Masters of Arts from The Ohio State University. Cynthia was relentless in her search for continued knowledge. She travelled to England to attend Oxford University's Summer Programme in English Literature held at Exeter College where she completed courses in The Romantics and 19th Century Fiction in July of 1997.
As an English teacher, Cynthia was proud to pass her knowledge on to young impressionable minds. Ms. Stowe walked the halls of many north county schools like Jupiter Middle School and Independence Middle School. She spent the last nine years of her career preparing Jupiter High School's students for college success while teaching Advanced Placement English courses.
Cynthia is survived by her loving family including her four siblings Pat Ritchie, Karen Steele, John Quigley and Jim Quigley and her sisters-in-law, Donnie Quigley, Leona Quigley and Karen (Scott) Quigley. She was preceded in death by her parents and youngest brother Bill.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that friends make a donation to her favorite charities, The Tri-County Humane Society or to Freedom Farms Ministries in Boone, North Carolina.
A Celebration of Cynthia's life will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 10:00 AM at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter, FL 33458 with a reception to follow. For directions and online condolences visit www.taylorandmodeen.com