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Sean Rowan

June 8, 1986 — September 9, 2018

Born in Providence, RI on June 8, 1986 Departed on September 9, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday September 14, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pmCelebration of Life: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday September 14, 2018 7:00pm
Sean Thomas Rowan

Born in Providence, RI on June 8, 1986

Departed on September 9, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday September 14, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pmCelebration of Life: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday September 14, 2018 7:00pm

Sean Thomas Rowan, age 32 of Gallatin, passed away September 9, 2018. Mr. Rowan was born June 8, 1986 in Providence, RI.

He is survived by mother, Geraldine Cianfarani Rowan; father, Thomas Rowan and wife, Kelley Rowan; son, Aiden Thomas Rowan; daughter, Sophie Marie Rowan; brother, Stephen Gervais; aunt, Florese Jacome and uncle, Ronald Cianfarani.

Sean was a graduate of Beech High School and attended Austin Peay State University.

Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 14th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cumberland Heights, 8283 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209.
Online condolences may be submitted at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. (615) 502-0011
Obit Line (615) 502-0555

36 Comments Jody Miller September 10, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

You will truly be missed! It was a pleasure having you as my manager at Sam’s! You always made us smile and laugh. RIH!

Carla Hightower September 10, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

You will be missed by so many. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you. Rest In Peace Sean.

Pam Wilson September 10, 2018 at 11:25 pm - Reply

Sean was a sweetheart had the pleasure of working with him at Sam’s. Hugs and prayers sent to family and friends .

Dad September 10, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

An honor to call your "SON" !
You'll always be my Superstar !

Joseph allen September 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm - Reply

I cant believe it….I’m so sorry for your loss

Jim Purcell September 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

Wow Tom I'm so very devastated to you. My heart hurts. So very very sorry.

Gail September 12, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

Tom, So very sorry for ur loss of ur son, Sean. My <3 goes out to U , the family & friends!

Chevy Reed September 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm - Reply

Sean!! So sad to hear you have past! You were a gentle giant with one of the biggest hearts I have ever met. You and I have had some deep talks about life. The last time we saw each other was when u came up to Vanderbilt to see Mary and I and meet my new daughter just this past May. Love and miss buddy!!!

Toshiba E Tharpe September 11, 2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

Bless your soul, I pray your family will get through, You will truly be missed and I pray you will never be forgotten!!

Ponzie McGuire September 11, 2018 at 1:38 am - Reply

I am in shock, I will always remember your smile. May God give your family the strength they will need to endure this great loss.

Bonnie Maynard September 11, 2018 at 2:11 am - Reply

Sean was always a thoughtful and kind person to me. I know that he will be missed. I am so sorry that the family has to go through this, but Jesus is always there wanting to help you through, if you just invite Him to be in control.He can be your comfort and peace during the grieving and healing times. You are all in our prayers.

Dawn Riggins September 11, 2018 at 2:34 am - Reply

I still remember him coming into the tobacco cage and telling Me about this sweet new black leather coach and recliner set he just got. He was so happy with it. Two weeks later He comes in again and tells me about the cutest little kitten they had adopted, he was in love. I guess it was three days later He came in and asked me if I needed another cat! I said uh-oh, what happened? Seems his precious new kitty shredded the arm of his sweet new leather coach!
He was so animated telling the story of chasing this kitten around the house, I spit half the water I was drinking on the floor. ߘ„ Sean was genuinely a good person. He will be very missed by many. I pray that God shelters his children in the days ahead. Giving the strength, healing, love, and solice. Prayers for the rest of the family as well.

Leslie September 11, 2018 at 3:10 am - Reply

Sean was a great guy. He touched so many people. Thoughts and prayers for all the family. You will be missed.
Leslie Daugherty

Patty Brightup September 11, 2018 at 3:36 am - Reply

Sean loved his family so much. They were everything to him. His children had a good daddy that treasured them. And I know he was treasured by his mother and father. He will be missed so much. I would like to express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all his family.

Bill and Allie Williams September 11, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

R.I.P. Sean prayers for your family

Karen Peterson September 11, 2018 at 10:53 am - Reply

Gerri and. Family,

My heart hurts for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Sean Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Karen Peterson

Joy Crawford September 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

Gerri and family… my heart just breaks for all of you. I never had the pleasure of meeting Sean, but through you, Gerri, I know how loved he was! May God wrap his arms around you all, and bring you peace. Hold tight to your memories of Sean. I love you, Gerri…

Nancy Pierce Robinson September 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply


So very sorry for your loss! My he Rest In Peace.

Tom Long September 11, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

So sorry for your loss. I did not know your son but knew you Gerri and know that nothing can replace a child you have loved and watch mature into a great young man. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time of understanding

Carole King September 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm - Reply

So incredibly sorry for the whole family’s loss I pray God’s peace Cover You allI hope he gets to meet My son Brad And they become great friends My heart breaks for all of you

Kelley Rowan September 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

Sean I loved you from the moment I met you. You were such a sweet, loving and compassionate man. You adored your children and your family. Life will never be the same without you. Your father and I love you and know you are no longer suffering but in a perfect place. We will see you soon. With all my love. Kelley

Michelle Ferguson September 11, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

Love you forever my sweet friend!

Darrell and Denise Bedgood September 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

Rest in Peace, Sean. We didn’t know you but are friends of your Dad, Tom and wife Kelley. Our condolences to the entire family.
Darrell and Denise Bedgood

Joanne carole September 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

I remember Sean fondly when I would be at your house and he came home from school. Wonderful ,sweet, funny boy. He grew into a fine young man and was loved by many. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he Reston peace

Betty & Bruce Barton September 11, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Sorry for your loss

Heidi Cianfarani September 12, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

So sorry to hear of Sean's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

Susie Stephens September 12, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

Sometimes, there are no adequate words to express the sorrow we feel. My heart aches for all of you. Gerri, my special friend, your faith has never been more evident than it is right now. Keep being a witness, and keep praising God in the middle of this terrible storm. May Sean find the peace that he so desperately sought. I am lifting this family up in continual prayer!

John & Chari Zeiss September 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

Words can not express how sorry we are to hear about Sean. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family. Tom, if there is anything we can do please give me a shout. God bless.

Gale Langille September 12, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply


So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May he RIP.

Patty Bakos September 13, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply


I’m just so sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathies! You are always in my thoughts, and I will continue to ask God to bless you and his precious children during this painful time. Rest in peace Sean!

Trea Pickens September 15, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

My condolences to the family. I had the privilege of working with you and I'm still in shock to hear that you have passed. You was a great leader and was always there to lend an ear and give great advice. Rest in Paradise my friend til we meet again.
ke aloha a me ka poʻe i koe i loko o ka maluhia.
*Aloha and May you rest in everlasting peace.

Larry cole and Carolyn Cole September 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

Tom and Gerri Carolyn and I are so sorry it’s devasting we will pray for you both We lost my son in Dec 2017 Its like tell myself heaven needed another fine young man and a patriots fan

Steve Richards September 16, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

To Sean and Gerri

Sean, I never had the pleasure of meeting you in person but did hear that you are a wonderful person and fantastic son. May you rest in eternal peace.

Gerri, Words cannot express your loss. I send my heartfelt condolences. God Bless

Denise Hughes September 17, 2018 at 1:49 am - Reply


I just learned of Sean’s passing and my heart aches for you. I am so very sorry and there are no words to express such a loss of a beautiful son.Seandid not know Sean but I knew you from church a few years back and know the kind of person you are. You were an awesome mother to him. I pray God’s comfort for you and will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers in days to come.

Phoenix AZ September 18, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply

Dealing with the death of a loved one is so very hard to do. I hope that you find comfort in God’s promise to restore our dead loved ones to life here on the earth, never having to say goodbye again. Through God's Kingdom, Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that his Father intended it to be. Until that time let your memories take you back and make you smile, let prayer bring you peace and comfort, and the support from your family and friends help you through this very difficult time.- Matthew 6:9-10; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29

Tom Rowan , Dad November 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

I'm left with memories….I'm left with a huge hole in my heart…I'm left wondering why….I'm left broken.
You no longer suffer….but I do.
See you soon Son. Although I know Kelley loves me, the misery does not go away.

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