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Patricia Eileen (Dailey) Dowd

Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 Patricia Eileen (Dailey) Dowd , 78, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Doey's House.

Born Friday, May 28, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Edward Rider and the late Eileen (Hayes) Rider.

She graduated from Fourteen Holy Martyrs Catholic School and later from St. Catherine's Commerical School in 1959. She was employed with Perini Construction for 30 years. She was a member of the local MS society and volunteered at the Breast Cancer Center. She was a long time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years Lawrence V. Dowd; two daughters, Robin A. Dailey Bucceri (Frank) and Karen E. Dailey; step son, Andrew Dowd; step daughter, Sharon Gault (Ted); sister, Kathy Bristow; two granddaughters, Jessica Buhrman, Keri Allen; grandson, Anthony Buhrman; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband in 2004, Robert H. Dailey.

Services will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Interment will be at 2:00 pm following service at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Washington County and Doey's House, especially Danielle and BB, for the loving care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  the Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD, 21702 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I was priviledged to know Patty when she and Larry met and married. My sister Diane, to whom Larry married in the 1960s, died in 2004 and my family and I worried that Larry would never be happy again. Patty brought sunshine into his life and our lives as well. She was kind, smart, fun, and witty. And we loved her Baltimore accent! We had many discussions over a glass of red wine about Ireland, our pet dogs, Baltimore, travel, and the status of Larry's many incredible home improvement projects. After the sorrow of my sister's death, Patty was a brilliant light of happiness in all our lives, especially Larry's.

Victoria Rutson
Alexandria, VA

Best sister/in-law every. Pat had a wonderful sense of humor. And was a great caregiver to her first husband, my brother.

Frederick Vogel and Patricia Vog
Ellicott City, Maryland

Many happy memories of Patty and Larry, especially at Bridges and at Christmas parties at Parkfairfax. She was a wonderful person and brought great happiness into the lives of many people, most especially Larry and those of us who love both of them.

Joseph H. Dettmar
Fairfax, Virginia

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