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Richard J. Dowd

June 7, 1935 ~ July 24, 2019 (age 84)

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Latham-Richard J. Dowd “Dick”, 84 passed away on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Troy, Dick was raised in Cohoes and was the son of the late Thomas F. Dowd and Elizabeth C. Moore Dowd.

Dick attended Cohoes High School, he served in The United States Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked for New York State, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene as a case worker.  He also worked for many years at Samaritan Hospital.

Richard was a man of faith and family. He was known for his sense of humor and his love of his family. He was a very giving and caring man.  Richard is survived by his nieces and nephews Jerry Johnson (Nimfa), Ronald Johnson, Richard Johnson (Leonila), Liz Lee (Bill), Daniel Slattery (Pat), Bart Grovenger (Pat), Beth McInerney (Bob), Mary Ellen Ferguson (Harry), Kathy  Speenburgh, Thomas Dowd (Cathy), John Dowd, Nancy Casey (Roy), Liz Bulson (Kurt), Margaret Fitzgerald (Patrice), Bob Fitzgerald (Mary Beth), Richard Fitzgerald, Thomas Fitzgerald, Sally Anne Bannister (the late Paul), Patricia Hasan (the late Jusuf), Susan Mooney (Tim), Mary Best (Ray), James Fitzgerald (Carol), also survived by many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings William Dowd, John Dowd, Thomas Dowd, Jr., Esther Dowd, Julia Dowd, Ellen Grovenger, Ann Slattery, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Theresa Johnson.   

Family and friends are invited and may call on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Wynantskill Funeral Home 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill. Funeral mass 10:30 am on Monday July 29, 2019 at Church of the Holy Trinity, 122 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, NY with Reverend Brian K. Slezak officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations in memory of Richard may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor 1365 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. 06082. . Please visit

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July 28, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road
Wynantskill, NY 12198

Funeral Mass
July 29, 2019

10:30 AM
Church of the Holy Trinity
122 Vliet Blvd.
Cohoes, NY 12047

Committal With Military Honors
July 29, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery
79 Brunswick Road
Troy, NY 12180

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