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“Dear Mary and Family,I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My mom Janet Meyer Crowley was 1st cousin with Bob Dowling/Daly Families. We always...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Carolyn Crowley Lotsbom - Walpole, MA

“Dear Mary and family, Very sad and sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our heartfelt condolences. Your in our thougths and prayers. Sincerly, Robert...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Robert Tomlinson

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. We all have fond memories of Bob. Love from all of us at Aquatek labs, ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Tish Hunter

“Bob was my mother's 1st cousin (Janet Meyer Crowley), and he was my Grandmother's nephew (Helen Daly Meyer, sister of Bob's Mother, Evelyn).I enjoyed...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: John Crowley - Shrewsbury, MA

“Dear Mary-Joy, Brian, Susan and Susan, With Deepest Sympathy and with heartfelt condolences we are so saddended to hear about Bob's passing. Sending...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy McDermott-Burke

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy & Tom Mitchell and Beverly Arndt

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT


Robert “Bob” H. Dowling, of Suffield and formerly of Old Saybrook and Simsbury, died July 17, 2017. Born in Naugatuck, June 6, 1931, he was the son of the late Raymond P. and Evelyn (Daly) Dowling. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Mary (Derwin) Dowling; his loving children Brian and his wife Susan of Winsted and Susan of Suffield; and his four grandchildren Siena, Anton, Maria, and Rebecca. He was predeceased by his daughter Catherine. He also leaves a brother Donald of Seattle, WA and many Daly cousins that were all so dear to him. He was also predeceased by his brother Raymond in June of 2017. Bob was raised in Naugatuck, attended Saint Francis Grade School and Naugatuck High School. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1954 and was drafted into the US Army where he served in the in the Headquarters Company of the US Army in Washington, DC. He was employed for 25 years for the Hartford Insurance Company where he enjoyed the opportunity to travel and live in many parts of the United States. Bob loved his “Irishness”, Irish music, and his many trips to Ireland. He was best described as “Quiet in manner and firm in reality”. He had an amazing command of English grammar, vocabulary, and delighted many with his delightful letters and poetry. He was also talented at needlework; enjoying crewel the most. He had a great love of sports for his entire life; especially enjoying golf and baseball. He will be loved and sadly missed always. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10 am directly at Sacred Heart Church, 446 Mountain Road. Suffield, CT. There are no calling hours. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Francis-St. Hedwig School, Att: John Alfone, Principal, 294 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 to benefit boys baseball and girls softball. The Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home of Suffield is caring for the family. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com