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“Rest easy Dan, rest easy. You gave us much. The pain is gone and you are free. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ross Kelly

“I remember Dan and his two brothers as darling little boys who lived with their parents, Mary and Jim ,on Pleasant Street. I regrer deeply I am...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Bernard - Holyoke, MA

“You left a legacy of humor, music and good will that few will match and none exceed. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Death ends a life not a relationship.Safe journey brother. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Shaun Callahan - Dillard, OR

my back yard “Dogs run free so shall we, we had some fun 'n i'll catch yah on the run. Peace Brother ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Don Houle - Readsboro, VT

“Ah, Dan we hardly knew you. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Takesian - Ocean City, MD

“Dan was my roommate for a little over a year in Shelburne Falls. He was a super nice guy. The kindest. He had a sharp wit, and could talk for hours...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: David Eldred - Shelburne Falls, MA

“I met Dan through a mutual friend of ours who had been getting together with him to play music. Dan had a slew of songs that he hoped to record and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Doug Murray - Belchertown, MA

“That wonderful wry smile is what I will remember of Danny. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Murphy - AK

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Dowd Family. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Cygan - Holyoke, MA

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Dan as a little kid hanging out with my brother. My condolences to all and God bless. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Proulx - Holyoke, MA

“Dan's Obit photo captures him so well - and that's the guy I will always remember. I first met Dan at the Naval Reserve Center in Chicopee (Westover...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Wid Perry - Greenfield, MA

“Thank you for your service, and may you R.I.P. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss you, my friend. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Gregory


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GREENFIELD: Daniel Dowd, 63, of Greenfield, MA, passed away February 8, 2017. He was born in Holyoke, MA and is the beloved son of the late James J. Dowd, Jr. and Mary Louise Teahan Dowd, and his step-mother Cynthia Clark Dowd Rowell. Dan graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He was a disabled veteran who proudly served in the US Navy at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Dan was a lover of music, poetry and laughter. Always a musician, his passion for music was at the heart of his band - The Crybabies. www.thecrybabies.com. He is survived by his three brothers James J. Dowd, III (Dawn Chamberlain) of Conway, MA, David E. Dowd of Westbrook, CT and Timothy W. Dowd (Maggie Sullivan) of Orange, CT and his nieces and nephews James M. Dowd (Sheri) of Santa Monica, CA, Michael D. Dowd of Tampa, FL, Mark A. Nelson of Weare, NH, David J. Dowd (Gwen) of Webster, NY, Mary L. Dowd Stopka (Nicholas), Thomas J. Dowd, and Kathleen S. Dowd all of Orange, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 17, 2017, at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of St. Jerome Church, 169 Hampden St, Holyoke, MA. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a memorial contribution be made to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, P.O. Box 160, 97 N. Hatfield Road, Hatfield, MA 01028 (www.foodbankwma.org), telephone (413)247-9738,

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