Jeannette L. Dowd
August 17, 1925 - July 10, 2012
Jeannette Louise Dowd of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Born in Boston, MA on August 17, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Marie Irene Girardin Litchfield. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Mary Dowd of Fairfield, a brother, Paul Litchfield of MA, two sisters, Mary Tiernan of Indiana and Claire Petronis of Norwalk. Other survivors include her former husband, Richard Francis Dowd of Sarasota, Florida. She was pre-deceased by a brother, James Litchfield and sisters, Irene Dixon and Patricia Haberkorn.
Mrs. Dowd was employed as an executive secretary at General Electric in both Manhattan and Bridgeport for over 25 years. During her retirement, she devoted herself to teaching CCD to third graders at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan. A generous, vivacious, outspoken lady with a well-developed sense of humor, she loved to sing and dance whenever the mood struck her. She was also known for her great kindness and sweetness to others. But what most informed her character was her rock- solid faith and devotion to God and her complete and unconditional love for her daughter. Her daughter Susan would like to thank the staff at the Jewish Home for the Elderly for their unflagging devotion and deep care for her mother.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m in St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House for homeless youth at 460 West 41st Street, New York, New York 10036.