Florence P. Dowd
Florence P. Dowd
  • December 28, 1928 - July 8, 2017
  • Brooksville, Florida

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Florence “Mickey” Dowd of Weeki Wachee, Florida, died peacefully on July 8, 2017, at Northbrook Health & Rehabilitation Center in Brooksville, Fl. Born on December 28, 1928 in Staten Island, NY she is predeceased by her parents, Patrick J. and Ada M. (Feltman) Cusick of Staten Island, NY, all of her brothers and sisters and her beloved husband of 63 years, Thomas E. Dowd, Sr. who passed away on July 8, 2010.

Mickey worked for several decades at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Medical Records Department before retiring and moving to Weeki Wachee, FL where she and her husband lived for 17 years before Thomas passed away. Mickey and Tom along with her late sister and brother-in-law, Jim and Grace Porson owned and operated the Guyon Market located on Staten Island. Tom and Mickey began their love affair at a young age while she was still in high school and he was serving in the United States Navy in the Asiatic Pacific during the last two years of World War II. Upon his discharge they married and were never separated until Tom died four months prior to their 64th wedding anniversary. Mickey and Tom’s son, James Patrick Dowd predeceased them in 1977 while serving in the United States Air Force in England.

Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Ann of San Diego, CA and Thomas E. (Deborah) Dowd, Jr. of Weeki Wachee, Fl., grandsons, Jason (Amy) Dowd of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Thomas James (T.J.) Dowd and Christopher Piazza of Staten Island, NY and four great grandchildren, Riley, Shawn, Ella and Brody Dowd and numerous nieces and nephews’.

A celebration of life and internment will be 10AM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Florida National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes or Alzheimer’s Association.

Turner Funeral Homes in Spring Hill, Florida is handling all of the funeral arrangements.