OBITUARY

Mary Eleanor Dow

December 4, 1925April 22, 2021
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Dow, Mary Eleanor “Ellie” (Gillis), 95, of Buzzards Bay passed away peacefully on April 22nd, 2021 at Keystone Place. She was born on December 4th, 1925 to Hugh D. Gillis and Mary J (Maclellan) in Framingham, MA.

Mary grew up in Framingham and graduated from Framingham High School. She was married to Edward F. Dow Sr. until his passing in 2013. Edward and Mary had six children together and shared many wonderful memories.

While in high school she worked for the Farmers Exchange which she and her husband Ed eventually purchased and continued to run for twenty-plus years.

Mary loved to garden and her yard was always a picturesque landscape and She worked at the Heritage Museum through a local garden club. She was an Euchristic minister at St. Margaret’s Church for many years.

Survived by her six children and their spouses: Julie Witzell, Jean Dow, Joan Stone, Marilyn Stirk, Edward, Jr and Eleanor Chiccarelli, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is now joining her predeceased husband Ed, a grandchild, great grandchild and a grand daughter-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28th at St. Margaret’s Church. Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 28th at 1:15pm at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne. Visiting hours will take place on Tuesday, April 27th from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne.

For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com

Donations can be made to the Hospice foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, who work with homeless and needy veterans.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Memories

Mary Eleanor Dow

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Monica Lombardo

April 27, 2021

To the Dow Family:

I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. Both your mom and dad Eddie were fixtures in my childhood days spent just up the road at my grandparents’ (Ed & Ulla Garceau) home. I am so grateful to have known them both and for the gift of friendship they gave to my grandparents for so many years! Thinking of you all. May they at last rest in eternal peace together.

With love,

Monica Lombardo (Monteiro)

Herbert (Buz) & Janis Bartlett

April 24, 2021

Our hearts are with you Julie, Bill, Joan, John, Ella, John, Jean , Lynn, and Danny , Ed Jr. Hellen. All the children and great grand children. Your parents were wonderful people. We always had the best of time. Your Mom got me into gardening and that has been a real blessing for me. Your all in our hearts. Love Buz and Janis

Paula and Michael Monteiro

April 23, 2021

Dear Julie, Jean, Marilyn, Joan, Ella, Eddie and all of your family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are also thankful for the friendship our parents shared. The four of them are in heaven watching the Little Bay sunset and celebrating life. Love and prayers to you!

Michael and Paula Monteiro

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