Linda J. Dowd

Linda Jean Dowd (maiden Bere), 66, of Roxbury, passed away suddenly at her home, on the 12th of October, 2022.

Linda was born on July 24th, 1956 to John Henry Bere and Mary Elizabeth Burns at St. Margaret’s in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She grew up in Pembroke and graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1974.

She loved reading literature, writing stories and poetry, and expressing her creativity with drawing, as well as gardening with her community garden club. Linda had an amazing imagination and was always bursting with ideas, a quality which she passed onto her children and all that knew her.

She will be greatly missed by her family and the myriad of friends she made along her journey. She is predeceased by her father John, mother Mary, brothers Jay and Larry Bere, sister Donna Bryan, niece Kelly Bryan, and nephew and godson David Tundidor. She is survived by her daughters Melissa Nickerson (Bere) of Plymouth, Amanda Dowd
of Hydesville CA, and her son Adam Bere (Dowd) of Kensington NH. She is also survived by her Aunt Suzanne Bere, Uncle Charlie Bere, sisters Kathy Szoke of Bridgewater, Eileen Jacob of Halifax, and her brother Robert Bere of Pembroke. She is survived by four incredible grandchildren, Sky Nickerson, Summer Nickerson, Olivia
Mann, and Nikola John Bere (Dowd). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Rosie’s Place in Boston.

Services celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 9-11 am at Boston Cremation, 116 Franklin St. in Quincy, MA. Family and friends are welcome to attend.


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  1. Adam on October 27, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    We ask that you donate to causes in lieu of flowers, but if you feel that you would additionally like to donate flowers, please let Adam, Melissa, or Amanda know so we can present them at the service on Tuesday the 1st.

  2. Stephen Haven on October 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    So sorry, Adam! No matter the circumstance, it is always so hard to lose a parent! Wishing you healing and all good things as you move into the space a parent leaves when she passes…

  3. Christina Iacone on October 31, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Adam & Bojana,

    So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies for you and your loved ones. Many thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. The loss of a parent is very tough, may you have time to reflect on all the fond memories you shared with your mother as she is now one of God’s angels who will continue to watch over you and your family.

    May God Bless you always,
    Your Fed Family,

  4. Kathy Szoke on November 1, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Adam and Amanda,
    I am sorry for your loss. I will miss her a lot.

    Take care.

    From Kathy and Bill

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