OBITUARY: Day Dow, 92

Born Oct. 4, 1930, Day Dow, of Marblehead, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 1 at the age of 92. She was the daughter of Milt and Doris Morill and the sister of Ben Morill. 

Dow was predeceased by her parents, her oldest son, John A.M. Dow III, and her loving husband of 67 years, John A.M. Dow Jr. 

She is survived by her son, William Dow; her daughter-in-law, Mary (Donovan) Dow; and her two grandchildren, Jack and Grace Dow. She is also survived by her nephew, Ben Morill; her two nieces, Amy (Morill) Riley and her husband, Brendon, and their children, Savannah and Tim, and Susie Morill and her son, Alex. She was also survived by a daughter-in-law, Linda. 

Family was everything to Dow. She was fond of her cousins, the Brooker family, and Jan and Art Johnson, their daughter, Betsy, and her children, Alex and Abby. 

Dow was a graduate of Marblehead High School and attended Salem Hospital School of Nursing. She earned her R.N. and began a long career in nursing. She started her career at Mary Alley Hospital for several years before moving to Lafayette Convalescent Home for the remainder of her career. 

She was also a board member of the Marblehead Female Humane Society and was involved with the Marblehead Council on Aging, where she drove the elderly. She was a true Marbleheader and loved her town. 

Dow and her husband traveled extensively throughout their marriage, visiting locations in the United States and Europe, including an Alaskan cruise. She enjoyed tending to her garden and walking her dog around Marblehead with her husband. 

Dow will be sorely missed. 

Services will be held privately with her immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marblehead Female Humane Society in Dow’s honor at

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