Marie "Granny" Dowd
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AGE: 81 • Long Branch
Marie "Granny" Dowd, 81, of Long Branch, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in NYC, NY, she moved to Dutchess County in 1976 and to the shore area in 1996. She retired in 1996 after working 10 years as a phone operator for Dutchess County Department of Social Services. She attended Church of the Cross, Toms River. She was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor who will be missed by many.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Dowd, in 1979. She is survived by her children, Diane Haviland of Neptune, Irene Khare and her husband Don of Tampa, FL, and Dan Dowd and his wife Jen of Beacon, NY; grandchildren, Valerie, Dawn, Chrissy and her husband Ernie, Michele, Michael, Timmy, Megan, Matt and Beatrice, as well as 7 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations to Church of the Cross, 1060 Church Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755 in Marie's memory would be greatly appreciated. A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at Hoffman Funeral Home, 415 Broadway, Long Branch. Interment private.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 2, 2012
Hoffman Funeral Home
415 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740