What is a synonym for widower?
synonyms: widowman. type of: adult male, man. an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
A widow (female) or widower (male) is a person whose spouse has died.
A woman whose husband has died is called a widow.
Surviving Spouse means the widow or widower, as the case may be, of a Deceased Participant or a Deceased Beneficiary (as applicable).
Definitions of bereaved. adjective. sorrowful through loss or deprivation. synonyms: bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowing sorrowful.
First name and maiden name
In this situation, you should continue to address the widow by the name she's always used. Use her first name and her maiden name plus either Ms. or Mrs., depending on which she prefers.
Instead of being a husband, when a man loses his wife to death, he is now a “widower.” Unlike women, his title, or suffix, “Mr.” doesn't change at any point in his life, whether married or not. So, while his title and name remain the same, he is now a widower.
A widower is a man whose wife has died and who has not married again.
Legally you are no longer married after the death of your spouse. From a spiritual standpoint, in religious ceremonies, you usually recite vows that say married “until death do us part,” or something similar.
Widowed. If your spouse has died, and you have not remarried, then you are considered unmarried. It may seem odd and you may still consider yourself as married. However, in the eyes of the law, your marriage ended when your spouse died.
What are widowed men called?
widower. noun. wid·ow·er ˈwid-ə-wər. : a man whose spouse has died.
A widow is traditionally addressed as Mrs. John Jones, but if you feel the guest may not want to be addressed that way, it's completely okay to ask her how she prefers to be addressed. A divorced woman who has kept her married name should be addressed as you suggested -- Ms. Jane Johnson.