Catherine Lauretta Dowd Mass is Saturday for native of County Sligo, Ireland Catherine Lauretta Dowd (nee Bradley), 89, of Ocean Grove, N.J., formerly of West Orange, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Manor By the Sea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. Letters of condolence may be posted at danglerfuneralhome.com . Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair, N.J. Catherine was born and raised in Tubbercurry County, Sligo, Ireland, moving to England to earn her nursing degree before moving to the United States in 1949. She was a nurse working at Montcalm Nursing Home in Montclair, N.J. Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Dowd; devoted mother of Michael, Eugene and his wife, Dawn, Mary Sullivan and her husband, Bill, Rita Murray and her husband, Nial, John and his wife, Antonella, and Adrienne Harrold and her husband, Mike; loving sister of Joan, Etna, Bernadette, Joseph, Michael, Bob, John, and the late Mary, Bea, Kevin, and Pat; mother-in-law of the late Jesse Katz; cherished grandmother of Danny, Mike, Katie, Brendan, Melissa, Nicholas, Coleen, Ashley, Sarah, and Annie, and great-grandmother of Isabelle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's name to: Meridian Hospice, 1340 Campus Parkway, Neptune, N.J. 07753.
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