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Patrick 'Pat' C. Dowd


MUNISING, Mich. — Patrick “Pat” C. Dowd, 53, of Munising, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home under the loving care of his family.

He was born on Jan. 14, 1964, in Port Huron, to William and Janet (Paeth) Dowd. Patrick graduated from Ironwood Catholic High School in 1982. In 1996, Patrick went to Gogebic Community College and earned his degree and became a Registered Nurse. He worked at Tendercare Health Center in Munising, as a pediatrics and NICU nurse in Green Bay and Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, Wis. Patrick retired from Tendercare when his health no longer would allow him to work in 2016.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Renee Dowd, of Munising; sons, R.J. and Cody; parents, Bill and Janet Dowd, of Iron River; siblings, Bill (Susanne) Dowd, of Jacksonville, Fla., Bob Dowd, of Ironwood, Barry Dowd, of Honolulu, Carol Nickel, of Saxon, Wis., Mike Dowd, of Chicago, Kathleen (Carl) Lemon, of Port Huron, James (Kirsten) Dowd, of Hurley, John (Lisa Hanosano) Dowd, of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Irene Anderson, of Iron River; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irene and Joe Mockridge and John and Joyce Dowd.

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 1, at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. Patrick’s memorial service and time for remembrances will begin at 3 p.m. Patrick’s full obituary and online guestbook may be viewed and signed at


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