Carol Dow

Carol Ann Dow

1937 - 2019
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Carol Ann Dow, 82, peacefully joined her Lord and Savior on September 11, 2019 after her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born November 15, 1937, the daughter of Fred A. and Viola E. (Gordon) Martin.
Following her graduation from Sumner Memorial High School, in Sullivan, in 1954, she married Carleton D. Dow. They settled and raised a family in Bass Harbor. Carleton and Carol shared their love and marriage for nearly 50 years until his death in 2006.
Carol’s servant nature called her to become a homecare worker after working at the Jackson Laboratory and raising her family of 5 boys. She was a dedicated member of Cornerstone Baptist, Manset Union, and Tremont Congregational Churches.
Carol will be remembered by her family for her infectious smile, love of music, and delicious pies. Her love of the Lord was evident in everything she did. Her life was a living example of the bible verse, Ephesians 4:32-“And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” She was a caregiver for people of all walks of life, and especially loved caring for those who were less fortunate.
She is survived by a brother, Wayne and his wife Debbie, of Winter Harbor and Lake Worth Fl; sons Gregory and his wife Carrie of West Tremont; Peter and his wife MaryAnn of Grand Rapids, MI; James and his wife Annette, of Town Hill; Donald and his wife Angela of Ellsworth; and Dennis and his wife Alice, of Winter Harbor; 9 grandchildren, Lisa Parsons, Cassandra Crabtree, Blythe Dow, Mallory Groenevelt, Megan Dow, Mackenzie Dow, Madeleine Dow, Delaney Dow, and Carleton Dow; and one great grand-daughter, Shelby Parsons.
Join her family at a Celebration of Life ceremony to take place on Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m. at Tremont Congregational Church in Bass Harbor. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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    September 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    September 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Tremont Congregational Church
    171 Tremont Rd
    BASS HARBOR, ME 04653
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COL Shawn Reed, U.S. Army Infantry and John Willcox sent flowers to the family of Carol Ann Dow.
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Rosie Smith Strickland

Posted at 12:38pm
I was saddened to see the obituary for Carol in the paper. She was such a wonderful and incredibly kind person. Truly a great spirit! She was so thoughtful to my father when he needed help, and I know she was also very supportive to many others. I loved the beautiful video that was put together with such thought, care and love. To me, Carol's radiant smile said so much about the love and joy she felt and shared with those around her. She was a great blessing to those who knew her, and was clearly very blessed to be surrounded by her loving family.
Rosie Smith Strickland

Sandi Silverman

Posted at 08:39am
Peter and family, I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease, "the long good-bye" and I have made a donation in your Mother's name to the Maine Alzheimer's Association.

Sandi Silverman

COL Shawn Reed, U.S. Army Infantry

Posted at 11:17am
Loving Memories of a Wonderful Woman. Highest Regards to the Dow and Martin Families. Shawn, Mary and Olivia Reed
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John Willcox

Posted at 09:18am
Dear Dow Family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. The Willcox Family
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Marie Bartsch

Posted at 02:34pm
Carrie & Greg, we are so sorry for your loss, but know that "Great" is with Jesus in Heaven! She was a sweet angel here on earth and now brightens the pathway of God's holy light! We remember her fondly sitting the the rocker at occasions at Lisa & Chris's house with Carrie's Louie by her side. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! You are all family to us! Marie and Alan Bartsch

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