Bryan T. Dowd, 72
Harwichport – Bryan T. Dowd, 72, formerly of Upton, died suddenly Monday Aug. 17, 2009, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester from complications following a heart attack.
He is survived by his two sons, Andrew T. Dowd and his wife, Barbara, and Daniel J. Dowd and his partner, David Tosches; his daughter, Lauren S. Heintz and her husband, Erik; five grandchildren, Alex Dowd, Jack Dowd, Molly Dowd, Emma Heintz and Korinne Heintz; his former wife, Judith E. (Weymouth) Dowd; three brothers, William Dowd and wife, Pearl, Philip Dowd and wife, Marie, and James Dowd and wife, Terry; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves many close and loyal friends.
Born and raised in Worcester, the son of the late Michael P. and Esther (O'Brien) Dowd, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater.
Mr. Dowd worked for Roadway Express for over 30 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 170. Following retirement, he moved to Cape Cod and, during the winter months, lived in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was a member of the Harwichport Golf Course, where he also worked as a starter and played golf almost everyday. He also enjoyed tennis, charity walks and bike rides, and participating in the Jimmy Fund walk and the Pan Mass Challenge. He was a dedicated blood donor for the American Red Cross. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially the time he spent with his grandchildren, and loved the phrase "Life is Good."
A funeral service was held Aug. 20 from Hays Funeral Home of Northborough, with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts, 2000 Century Dr., Worcester, MA 01606 or the American Heart Association, Mass. Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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