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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