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Dowling, Eleanor J.

Eleanor James (Noonan) Dowling, a lifelong resident of Readville, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the All American Assisted Living Center in Wrentham. She was 94. Eleanor was born June 14, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of James Patrick and Anna A. (Conley) Noonan. She grew up in Readville and graduated from Hyde Park High School. Eleanor worked as a grant request writer for Harvard Medical School. She was a daily communicant of St. Anne’s Church in Readville and of St. Pius X Church in Milton. Eleanor loved to cook and bake, She enjoyed her daily walks and was very sociable; always having a kind word, comment or conversation with anyone with whom she crossed paths. Eleanor was the wife of the late Francis Joseph Dowling who predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by her three sons, John J. Dowling, and his wife Roberta, of Bridgewater, James F. Dowling, and his wife Catherine, of Franklin, and Anthony G. Dowling, and his wife Janet, of Readville. She was the mother of the late Moira A. O’Brien and is survived by Moira’s husband Kevin, of Bridgewater. Eleanor was the sister of the late James P. Noonan, the late Matthew E. Noonan, the late John R. Noonan, the late George F. Noonan, and the late Anne Franklin. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Visitation with her family will be held Thursday, September 23rd from 9 to 10:30 am at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Anne’s Church, 82 West Milton Street, Readville at 11 o clock. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. Donations in Eleanor’s memory can be made to St. Anne’s Church Readville, c/o The Blue Hills Collaborative, 20 Como Road, Readville, MA 02136.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kristen Wilson
    September 18th, 2021 | 8:50 pm

    Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Your Mom is reuniting with your Dad. May they both Rest In Peace.

  2. Alice Whitman
    September 19th, 2021 | 8:31 am

    Anthony and Dowling Family. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. She was a wonderful lady and always with a smile on her face. Sincerely Alice Whitman❤️

  3. MaryEllen LyonsThomas
    September 20th, 2021 | 10:31 am

    Sending my sincere sympathy to all of you.
    Many found childhood memories of seeing your Mom out and around Camp Megs.

    Always remember where a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.

    With heartfelt sadness,

    MaryEllen Lyons-Thomas

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