Lois Marie Dowling

January 30, 1933 - February 1, 2024

On February 1, 2024, two days after her 91st birthday, Lois Marie Dowling, formerly of Saxtons River, VT passed away peacefully at Maplewood Assisted Living facility in Westmoreland, NH surrounded by her loving family.

Lois was born on January 30, 1933, in Whitman, MA to Harold S. Lawrence and Gladys L. (Bourne) Lawrence. She grew up and attended schools in Walpole, NH, graduating from Walpole High School in 1950. On December 3, 1955, she married Paul Delaney Dowling at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in North Walpole, NH. She worked as a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company for several years prior to starting her family. She spent many years working at home raising her family of six children at their longtime residence in Saxtons River, VT. While living in Saxtons River, Lois was very active in the St. Edmunds Catholic Church. She was well known for her perennial gardens, her knitting, her cooking and her overall homemaking skills. Her sweaters continue to be handed down from generation to
generation. She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.

Lois was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her brother, Richard, her sister, Lucille, and her sisters-in-law, Liz Lawrence and Shirley Richardson. She is survived by her brother, Paul Lawrence and his wife, Maryann, her brother, Ralph Lawrence and his wife, Helen. She is also survived by her children, Dennis Dowling of Springfield, VT, Marie Liska and Mark of Falmouth, MA, Anne Higgins and Paul Tollios of Bourne, MA, Dan Dowling and Robin of Hernando, FL, Jeannie Hodsden and Chris of Bellows Falls, VT and Maureen Williams and Dan of Woodbury, CT, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive her.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 3:00 PM St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in North Walpole, NH. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Drewsville, NH.

The family would like to thank the staff at Maplewood Assisted Living for the loving care and friendship provided to Lois, especially in her final days, as well as Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services. In place of flowers, the family encourages donations to Maplewood Assisted Living c/o Christine Gowen in Lois’ memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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DATE: February 5, 2024
TIME: 3:00 PM
WHERE: St. Peter's Church see map
ADDRESS: Spruce Street, North Walpole, NH 03609

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