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Rosemary A. Dowd (Burns)

Rosemary A. Dowd, of Newtown, PA died on Monday, January 4, 2021, at her home. She was 93.

She was the beloved wife of the late Aloysius J. Dowd, Jr.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Anna Boyle Burns and mother of the late Aloysius J. Dowd, III and Maria A. Mazza.

Rosemary grew up in Philadelphia and was a 1945 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic Girls’ High School. After High School she started working in Real Estate for Albert M. Greenfield before marrying her beloved Al in 1949.  Soon after marrying. they moved to Levittown and into St. Michael the Archangel Parish. She was long time, faithful and devoted member of the parish and Rosemary was involved in several capacities and organizations within the parish including the Ladies Auxiliary. Then in 1990 she moved to Newtown and into St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish where she continued to be a daily communicant and involved in many organizations.

Family and friends were most important to her. She enjoyed catching up with friends, especially her closest friends, Agnes and Dot. Rosemary loved taking family getaways to the beach – Ocean City Maryland, Avalon NJ and Mexico were among some of her favorites. It was the time she spent with her entire family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that made it so special.

She is survived by her two sons Jack Dowd and his wife Kathy of Drexel Hill and Edward Dowd and his wife Diane of Langhorne, her two sisters, Sr. Regina Burns IHM of Scranton and Julia Burns of Newtown Square, PA, her three brothers Richard Burns and his wife Joann of Wilmington, DE, Joseph Burns and his wife Ann of South Philadelphia and Jed Burns of West Chester, and her brother in law Robert Dowd and his wife Anne of Drexel Hill, PA.  She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren Michael, Matthew, John and his wife Laura, Jenna and her husband Alex, Alex and his wife Lindsay, Kelsey and Jennifer and her 6 great-grandchildren Brynn, Lilly, Charlotte, Olivia, Ava and Conor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing where masks and social distancing will be practiced on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940.  Her interment will be private for just her family in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, immediately following the mass.

Due to the current pandemic uncertainty, the family understands and respects that everyone may not be able or comfortable to attend the services. They are grateful for all those that have reached out and for all the support and love that you have shared with them during this most difficult time in their lives.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church, at the above address or to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA 18940.

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  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, January 9th
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Church of St. Andrew
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 9th
    11:30 AM

    Church of St. Andrew
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Her interment will be private for just her family

    Saturday, January 9th

    Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
    1600 S. Sproul Road
    Springfield, PA 19064

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