Jodi A. (Dowd) Gricci
Westborough - Jodi Dowd Gricci passed away peacefully at home in Westborough surrounded by her family and dear friend on Wednesday, October 18th from metastatic breast cancer. Born on February 15, 1968 in Holden, Jodi graduated from Leicester High School. Her early career included positions as Marketing Coordinator at Boston Scientific in Natick and Marketing Manager at Cortek in Dedham. At the time of her death she was the Chief Commercial Officer of ReWalk Robotics, where she previously served as Vice President, Global Marketing and Training. Prior to ReWalk, she served as the Managing Director of Soteira GmbH, a medical device company based in Berlin, Germany.
She will be remembered lovingly by her family as a strong and independent woman who selflessly gave of herself; always putting others first. Her kind and gentle spirit was not only reflected in her outward beauty, but beauty of the heart.
Jodi was predeceased by her mother, Joyce (Stanikmas) Dowd. She is survived by her parents Peter and Betty Jo Dowd of Millbury, a brother Peter Dowd, Jr. and his wife Sandra of North Attleboro; a brother Dr. Scott Dowd of Boston; a sister Stacey Dowd of Cornelius, North Carolina; former husband Leonard (Lee) Gricci of Las Vegas, Nevada;Nieces Anissa Wackerman of Richmond, VA, Katelyn Wackerman of Delray Beach, FL, Mary Beth Wackerman of Wilmington, NC, and Nephew Christopher Wackerman of Delray Beach, FL.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her dear friend Lynn Lavallee for her support and palliative care in her final days.
Jodi's funeral will be held on Tuesday October 24 from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00AM in the Church of St Joseph/St Pius X 1161 Main St. Leicester, MA. Calling hours to remember and celebrate her life will be held on Monday evening October 23 from 4PM to 7PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Leicester. To leave a message of condolence or share a special memory of Jodi, please visit her memorial site at mercadantefuneral.com
Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2017.