Ann McGowan, a former managing editor at the Morning Sentinel and member of the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame, died Tuesday.
McGowan died of complications from dementia after falling at her home last week in Pittsfield, according to a daughter, Jolene McGowan. She was 87.
Ann McGowan was considered a trailblazer for female journalists in Maine, having entered the field in the early 1960s, when newsroom positions were long filled by men. She was the first woman to hold the top editorial position at the Morning Sentinel.