China- Madeline B. Dowe passed away peacefully at her home on January 22, 2023, at the age of 83.
Madeline was the 5th of 14 children.
She worked many jobs throughout her life. Finally settling down, mom and dad built, owned and operated Dowe's Variety Store for 20 years.
She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years Robert C. Dowe, and grandsons Justin Hatch and Dennis Dowe. Her parents and several siblings.
She is survived by: son Robert C. Dowe II, and wife Jennifer, daughter Julie Finley and husband John, daughter Kelley Warren, son Glenn Dowe, son Donald Dowe and wife Melissa. Family friends, Tamara and Dean Sheaff, and Elaine Farrell. Twelve grandchildren, and Fourteen great grandchildren. Several Sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to thank Elaine Farrell and Marilyn Reed for their comfort and care and love that they provided our mom for so many months. With their support we were able to keep mom at home. Mom is now dancing in heaven with our dad!
A graveside service will be held in spring. After the service a gathering of family and friends will be held on the back lawn of the Dowe Family home where we can celebrate the life of this most special woman!
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to: The South China Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 325, China, ME 04358, or The American Legion Post 179 in China, 79 Legion Memorial Dr, South China, ME 04358.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.