June Dowd Daley
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PORTSMOUTH - (Alice) June Dowd Daley, died in Portsmouth, on March 4, 2013.
June was born in Portsmouth, on June 5, 1920, the daughter of the late Alice G. (Fisher) Dowd Springer and Albert B. Dowd. She was a resident of Eliot, Maine for several years and had resided at Clipper Harbor of Portsmouth most recently. June attended schools in Portsmouth and Newington and graduated from Portsmouth High School with the Class of 1938.
She was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the Planning and Estimating and Supply Departments, retiring in 1973. June was a proud member and Past President of the Frank E. Booma Unit #6, American Legion Auxiliary; Past District Director of District 3, and Past Department President. In 2009, she led the procession into the hall for the opening ceremonies of the State Convention in Lincoln. June was a Past Petit Chapeau of Rockingham County Salon #264 Eight and Forty, a Past Departmental Chapeau and a Past Eastern Division Demi-Chapeau. She was a member of Oceanside Grange, the State Grange of NH and National Grange, a member of AFGE, AARP, as well as a member of the Emerson Hovey VFW Auxiliary #168, and Senior Friends.
June was the widow of Floyd J. Daley who died in 1986. Floyd was a Past State Commander of NH American Legion as well as a National Committeeman to the American Legion which met at National Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. Mrs. Daley and her late husband attended many National Conventions of the American Legion throughout the United States.
June had visited all 50y states in the United States, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. She spent many winters in Florida on the Gulf Coast. June was an avid Red Sox fan, loved music, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters, Joyce E. Beeman of Auburn, Calif., Janice Y. Daley and Gail I. Dideriksen both of Portsmouth; nine grandchildren, Laura Beeman, Wendy Slepian, Susan Beeman-Hollins, Kim Brackett, David Clough, Rodney Clough, Collin Clough, Deidre Stahl, and Dennis Dideriksen, Jr., many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois I. Smith of Portsmouth, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
June was predeceased by two brothers, James R. Dowd M/Sgt, USAF, Retired and Wendell C. Springer, SGT, USAF, a sister, Carolyn A. Springer; and her grandson Rodney Clough.
Services: Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the funeral home. Family flowers only.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 Scholarship Fund, 96 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. Visit www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book, send a private condolence, gift or sympathy card.
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Published in Fosters from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2013