Pamelia Westbrook Dowling

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WHITNEYVILLE- Pamelia Westbrook Dowling went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the age of 84. She was born on September 23, 1932 in Chase Mills, East Machias to Gilbert (known as Alvin) and Eva (Graham) Berry. She is survived by her (precious husband) Herbert; sons- Mark Dowling of Calais; Brian and wife-Bonnie Dowling of Jacksonville; grandchildren- Kelly Dowling and friend- Barry Hartford; Bethany and husband, Dan Dorr; Eric Dowling and wife-Angela and Dylan Dowling; great grandchildren- Alexis Verburgt; Jordan Hartford; Kyle Dorr; a special nieces and nephew- Cindy and Don Cox; a special nephew and wife-Richard and Peggy Hatch- all of Massachusetts; a special brother-in-law and wife-Harry and Peg of Cathance; a special sister-in-law-Gail Dowling of Georgia; many family and friends, nearby and scattered over our great country.

She was predeceased by both of her parents and sister- Shirley Prendergast.

Pamelia began her education in a one-room schoolhouse in Chase Mills, continued in Portland, Cambridge, MA; East Machias, and graduated from South San Francisco, California. For many years, she lovingly cared for her family, always making sure the cookie jar was filled with their tasty and favorite cookies. She worked for CHCS for 28+years and retired from that agency in 1998.

She was a member of Larrabee Baptist Church, singing with the choir for many years. She also enjoyed visiting many other local churches. She and her husband, Herb, volunteered for many summers, serving the Lord at the CEF Camp Good News in Livermore Falls. Going from Whitneyville to Northern Maine, she gave the Gospel message in song and made longtime friends along the way.

Visiting hours are scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home 220 Court Street in Machias. Her funeral service will be 1pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Machias. A reception for friends and family will immediately follow. A private family committal and burial will be held at Jacksonville Cemetery in East Machias.

God’s timing is always perfect!

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4 Responses to Pamelia Westbrook Dowling

  1. Pat Bemis says:

    Thinking of you Kelly and Barry and the family at this difficult time but you know she is in a much better place. I have known your nana for years. Prayers are with you. God bless.7

  2. Robert & Marie Lagerstrom says:

    Our sincere condolences to Herbert and his family. Pamela was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

  3. Bunky Tinker says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. I was in rehab with her and we had some good times there. She loved Daniel O’Donnel music and I was happy to give her some music tapes she so enjoyed. Pam called me to thank me for the tapes and I still have her sweet voice on my answering machine. Bunky Tinker. Trescott ME

  4. Cindy Clark Blyther says:

    Just got to camp from Florida and had purchased a Machias paper. Learned about Pamelia’s death. Too late for the service. She was a wonderful person and she loved her family. I went to school with Mark and got to know her and the family through him. I could have learned a lot from that remarkable lady. Got to see her occasionally at public suppers, etc. I have no doubt that Pamelia is in a wonderful place right now. It is those of us who are left behind that feel sadness because we miss our loved ones. But it will be a joyful time when we see them again.

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