Violet M. Dowling

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Born: April 24, 1921

Died: July 04, 2012

Services: Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church Monday, July 9,2012 10:00AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Saturday, July 7,2012 and Sunday, July 8,2012 2-4 & 7-9PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Longtime Staten Islander Violet M. Dowling, 91, of Huguenot, a retired medical secretary, died Wednesday in the Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born Violet M. Douglas in Quebec, Canada, she was brought to Brooklyn as a child and moved to Huguenot in 1992.

She graduated from the Secretarial School for Women in Oneonta, and worked as a medical secretary for many years at several hospitals in Brooklyn, including St. Mary’s and Midwood hospitals. She also worked as the executive secretary for the hospital director at Brooklyn-Caledonia Hospital, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary; the Catholic Daughters of America and the Mount Loretto a Friendship Club.

Mrs. Dowling enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. She also liked visiting Atlantic City and attending Broadway shows.

“Her grandchildren Marie-Elena and Courtney Marie were the joy of her life,” said daughter-in-law, Paula.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church, Huguenot, and attended religious pilgrimages and retreats in New York, Brooklyn, Long Island and Rome.

Her husband of 35 years, Charles F., died in 1976.

She is survived by son, Charles V.; a sister, Elsie Bombard; a brother, John Douglas, and two granddaughters.

The funeral will be Monday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.

Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C.Church (Map)

Posted at: 7/8/2012 6:19:04 PM By:

Peg Hayward

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I first met Vi when we were both in a Tuberculosis Sanitorium. We were roomates for a long time. It was great to have her friendship and support during this difficult time. Over the years we kept in touch, I was privileged to attend her wedding. Vi accompanied my husband and I on our trip to Rome. We stayed with the Marian Fathers and she attended the Ordination of my son to the Roman Catholic Priesthood. She loved seeing the Pope during this ceremony and attending the Mass. I will miss my dear friend and support.

Posted at: 7/5/2012 10:09:45 PM By:

Sandra & George Daoust

Email Address: [email protected]

Just Think
You were here not by chance but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are,
He compared you to no one else.
You were one of a kind
You lacked nothing that His grace couldn't give you
He allowed you to be here at this time in history
To fulfill His purpose for this generation.
May Goad bless and keep you - our love was always there. Sandy & George