WEST HARTFORD >> Jane Pierce Dowling of West Hartford passed away on Sept. 12, 2013. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Kevin V. Dowling. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Leslie Lawrence Pierce and Anna (Leary) Pierce Zazzaro.
Mrs. Dowling leaves three daughters, Anne Melissa Dowling, Pamela Jane Dowling and her husband, Mr. James T. Healey, Jr. all of West Hartford, and Kara Leigh Dowling and her husband Andrew W. Roraback of Litchfield. She also leaves four grandsons, Kevin Dowling-Logue, Patrick Dowling-Logue, and James Dowling-Healey of West Hartford and Andrew Kevin Roraback of Litchfield all of whom gave her tremendous joy. She leaves her brother and sister in-law John P. and Marianna Zazzaro of Avon and brother Paul A. Zazzaro of Hartford as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Shirley Skelly, Nancy Driscoll and Anne Zazzaro and her brother, James L. Pierce.
She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York.
Mrs. Dowling was a member of The Hartford Golf Club, The Town and County Club, and The Madison Beach Club, Madison Country Club and the Royal Poinciana Club of Naples, Florida. She was a past member of the Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital, and the Auxiliary of the University of Connecticut Health Center. She was also a member of the DAR. Mrs. Dowling was a communicant of St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford.
Her lively personality, witty sense of humor and elegant presence will be greatly missed. We are very grateful and better for the time we had with her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St. West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Calling hours will be held on Sunday Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St. West Hartford.
For those wishing to honor Mrs. Dowling's memory, gifts may be made to Kevin V. Dowling, MD Endowment Fund. Please make checks payable to :The UConn Foundation, Inc. and mail to The UConn Foundation ATTN: UConn Health Center, PO Box 842948, Boston, MA.02284-2948 or go to www.uchc.edu, click on the Ways to Give box and enter your gift and the Kevin V. Dowling, MD Endowment Fund. Or to Saint Francis Hospital. For online condolences and directions please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.
Published in The Register Citizen on Sept. 14, 2013