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John Dowd (1931 - 2014)

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John F. Dowd, 82

AUBURN - John F. Dowd, 82, of Auburn, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Jean M. (Frost) Dowd; two sons, John F. Dowd, Jr. and his wife Mary and Richard Dowd and his wife Susan of Worcester; three grandchildren, Kerri and Sara Dowd and Jenna Riley; a sister, Lillian Cairney and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister Marie White and four brothers, Maurice, Paul, Walter and Philip Dowd.

He was born in Worcester, son of Maurice and Catherine (Crean) Dowd who were both from Co. Kerry Ireland. John graduated from St. John's High School on Temple Street and Catholic University in Washington, DC. He proudly served as an Army Intelligence Specialist in Germany during the Korean War. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for over 40 years at North High School.

John enjoyed painting and reading, and spending time at their summer house in Dennisport. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed his visits to Ireland.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, May 26 from 4-7 pm at CALLAHAN FAY & CASWELL FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 27 from the funeral home with a Mass at 10:00 am at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Church, Food for the Poor, 44 Temple St. Worcester, 01604.


Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 23 to May 25, 2014
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