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“Our deepest sympathies are with the entire Dowd family. May he rest in peace. Love, Dan and Jen Brown ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Pare Brown

“I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Dowd's passing. He was very influential in my life teaching me that hard work will always pay off. My thoughts and...Read More »
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“I am deeply sorry for your loss. I personally may not have known him, but from what I have heard and read, he seemed like a wonderful person full of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Aisha Beauchemin

“I am so sorry to learn of Uncle Jerry's passing. He was such a sweet, loving uncle and i will miss him. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to my dear...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gale Beauchemin Schertzer

“My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to my cousins and my beloved Aunt Pauline. I loved, loved, loved him so a child he was alwyas a...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Gasperson

“Patty, Stef and Ryan:So sorry to hear your dad/grandfather had passed away. May happy memories sustain you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Walter & Barbara Johnson

“Dennis - My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Sue Smith ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Smith - Wethersfileld, CT

Gerald "Jerry" Joseph Dowd, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. He leaves his devoted wife of 56 years, Pauline (Langlois) Dowd, who cared for him with love and gratitude during his courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was first generation born to Irish immigrants Patrick and Catherine (Foley) Dowd on October 7, 1931 in Hartford. He attended Hartford area schools until he was drafted and honorably served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as a squad leader and sergeant. After returning from Korea he attended trade school where he earned his electrician's license. Jerry retired form Hartford Hospital after 40 years as an electrician and Foreman of the Grounds Department. He enjoyed playing set-back with family, friends and won many championships at the Elks and Knights of Columbus. Over the years he volunteered his time and services to numerous organizations including, his church, McGinley-Crafa Little League and Meals On Wheels. He leaves son, Dennis and wife Cheryl of Berlin; daughter, Catherine Campbell and husband Peter of East Windsor; son, David and wife Paula of Burlington; daughter, MariAnne Lalama and husband John of Wethersfield; and daughter Patricia Dowd of Windsor Locks; thirteen grandchildren, five great-grand children; brother, John Dowd of Windsor; in-laws and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Lawerence Dowd. Family and friends may gather on Saturday, February 23, 9:15 a.m. at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, Poquonock. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Jerry's family will receive friends on Friday, February 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to the Harry and Helen Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford CT 06106. For online condolences please visit