|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 2013|
Caroline M. (Rieth) Dowd, 86, of Clinton, died Saturday, November 23, 2013. She died peacefully at Clinton Hospital surrounded by her family. Her beloved husband of 37 years, Joseph C. Dowd, Jr., died in 1987, who she missed every day for the last 26 years.
Four brothers, Jerome, Joseph, John & Robert Rieth, predeceased her.
Caroline was born and raised in Clinton, daughter of Everett G. and Mary E. (Hastings) Rieth, and was a life-long resident. She was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1944.
For nearly 20 years until her retirement, Caroline worked as a bookkeeper, first at the former Estelle's Dress Shop, Clinton, and later at Ecological Fibers, Lunenburg. In addition, she worked part time at the former Wachusett Chamber of Commerce for several years.
Caroline was a devoted member of St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish and an active member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. She enjoyed going out and having a good time whenever the opportunity presented itself. She relished time spent in the company of her large, loving family, not to mention the many cousins, nieces and nephews she enjoyed spending time with. Caroline also strived to keep family traditions alive within each generation. She took great pride in the home she and her husband built in 1960, and could be seen many times out doing yard work and raking leaves.
Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster.
Info from McNally & Watson Funeral Home
Saint Johns Cemetery
Created by: AuntieJ
Record added: Nov 24, 2013
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