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Mary D. (Dowd) Booth

August 19, 1935 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 86)


Our beautiful mom, Mary (Barbara) Dowd Booth, 86, passed away peacefully at Quabog Skilled Care, W. Brookfield, Ma, on November 7,2021 after a long period of declining health.  “Mary Bob” was born in Springfield, Ma to Bartholomew and Gertrude (Walsh) Dowd. She attended Springfield parochial schools and graduated from Cathedral High School and was a life long member of their reunion committee.

Mary worked for the New England Telephone Co. before the birth of her first child and later worked as a Dental Assistant and CNA (her patients adored her home-cooked meals!) 

A born artist, Mary created beautiful oil, and tole paintings.

After retirement, she hosted weekly, Wednesday night dinners for the whole crew.  She loved chocolates, candy corn, and coolattas. No one could bake an apple, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, squash, or strawberry rhubarb pie like mom!

Predeceased by her parents, her husband David D. Booth, brother John Dowd, and her son in law Bernard Gustafson. She leaves children, Mary Gustafson (Jim Plumb), David Booth (Beth), Julie Booth-Deland (Steve), Atty. Richard Booth (Dr. Deneene), and Sherry Booth. She also leaves her sister Gertrude Rodin (Richard), sisters in law Alice Dowd, and Patricia Booth. Grandchildren Jessica (Dom Mariano), Megan, and Lindsay (Jeff Leblanc) Gustafson, Jacob and Zachary Booth.  Great grandchildren Lena, Juniper, Gertrude, and Emilia along with a host of nephews, nieces, bonus grandchildren, bonus great grandchildren and bonus great great grandchildren.

There will be a Graveside Service on Tuesday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield. Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham is in charge of the arrangements.

Special thanks to the Quabog Skilled Care Family and the heartfelt care and compassion of the Heroes that work there.

In lieu of flowers, donations requested to the Springfield Rescue Mission, 10 Mill St., Springfield, MA 01108.

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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