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Michael F. Dowling Jr., 83

November 24, 2022

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Michael Francis Dowling Jr., 83, of North Adams, MA died Thursday November 24, 2022 at Bay State Medical Center.

He was born in North Adams, MA on February 3, 1939, a son of Michael Francis Dowling and Pasqualina Josephina (Mondia) Dowling. He graduated from Drury High School in 1958, where he played football, basketball and track and was the captain of the football team. Mike also held the school record for the 100 yard dash for many years.

He was last employed by the City of North Adams Public Schools. Before that, Mike worked at Williams College where he operated the snack bar at Baxter Hall.

He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Mike played softball for many years and coached the Whitney’s Drug Store team in the North Adams Little League. He also coached youth basketball. Mike was the #1 fan of the McCann Tech Girls Soccer team. He was devoted to his family and attended all of his grandchildren's and great grandchildren's events.

His beloved wife Barbara Ann (Skiffington) Dowling died on February 21, 2019. They were married on October 8, 1960. Survivors include two daughters- Kelly A. (Harold) Bohl of Brewster, MA and Jennifer L. (Daniel) Morgan of North Adams and one son- Michael F. (Jennifer) Dowling III of Stamford, VT. He also leaves seven grandchildren- Brian (Makayla) Dowling, Kierstyn Bohl, Jared (Kaysie) Bohl, Kevin Dowling, Aimee Dowling, Ethan Morgan and Ella Morgan; five great grandchildren- Logan, Brayden, McKenzie, Addison and Riley; his companion- Mary Ann Maroni; two sisters- Rose Marie Upton and Faith Flemming, both of North Adams; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by four sisters and one brother including Dolores Dowling, Eleanor Davis, Patricia Sifton, Lauren Dowling and Harold F. Dowling.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Michael F. Dowling Jr. will be celebrated Wednesday November 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Tuesday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Pop Cares in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing and may he rest in eternal peace. May the family be comforted by all your special times together.
from: Pam Sistoon: 12-30-2022

My sincere sympathies to the family I enjoyed my visits and seeing him every week when the red carpet was open he was one of my favorites RIP Mike
from: Nancy Jolinon: 12-14-2022

My sincere condolences goes out to his family. Mike will truly be missed, by all who knew him. R.I.P precious one?
from: Nancy Kordana on: 11-30-2022

Mike & Family, So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
from: Dennis buckwheat Lefaveon: 11-30-2022

To Kelly and Mike, So sorry for your loss. Lots of great memories with your mom and dad and you two.
from: Wayne Duval on: 11-29-2022

Dear Mike and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you great peace, comfort, strength and encouragement. Hold your memories close to your heart and remember God’s mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness to us.
from: Tina DiSantion: 11-29-2022

Please accept everyone's deepest condolences from the Miss Adams Diner, it was a pleasure to serve and converse with him every week.
Pete O
from: Pete Oleskiewiczon: 11-29-2022

Jennifer, Mike and family, Our condolences on the passing of your father. RIP Michael
Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwen Boillaton: 11-28-2022

Mike and Jen, we are so sorry for your loss
Bob and Linda Cellana
from: on: 11-28-2022

Condolences to the Dowling family. He and I used used to play football and softball. He was a good athlete and a friend. Rest in Peace, Mike.
Don Vitali.
from: Don Vitalion: 11-28-2022

Condolences to Mike's family. Mike and I grew up together in the same neighborhood. Played ball together at Noel Field all day until dinner time every day in the summer.. Rest in Peace friend.
Ben and Peg Morandi
from: Benjamin Morandi Jron: 11-28-2022

Sending my sympathy for your loss and keeping you all in my prayers??
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 11-28-2022

Mike and Jen and family, So sorry to hear of your Dads passing.. God bless ..
from: Dick and Deb Woodon: 11-28-2022

I worked for Mike and Barb when the Dowling family owned the Sub Shop on the corner of River Street and Houghton. Mike treated me like one of the family, however he would scold me when he would catch me, Mike Nuvaille, and his son Mike playing nerf basketball in the lobby of the shop. I have such good memories of that time! I will miss him dearly. He was such a kind man. My sincerest condolences to the family!
from: Michael P. Hyneson: 11-28-2022

To the Dowling family I'm so sorry for your loss he was a great guy and a great friend
from: Colin Felixon: 11-28-2022

RIP Mike ... God bless
from: Bob Gallagheron: 11-28-2022

Mike was the great athlete-always gave his all. Knew him and Barb well and they were a perfect pair. They leave behind a legacy
from: chip farleyon: 11-28-2022

Mike and family our condolences.
from: AL and Nancy Giorgion: 11-28-2022

Mike, and family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
from: Paul Dupuison: 11-27-2022

To the Dowling Family, Our condolences to the whole family. Mike was a wonderful person. I am sure he will be missed.
from: Gloria Felixon: 11-27-2022

To Mike and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
from: Dodi and Thomon: 11-27-2022

We are so sorry to read this. Our sincere sympathy to the family. Mike and I had so many chats when we worked at Brayton. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. We will miss his smile for sure.
from: Karen Lefaveon: 11-27-2022

Mike and Jennifer, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May god bless you and be with you during this difficult time.
from: Donna Sadlowskion: 11-27-2022

Mike & Jennifer
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing.
from: Kathy & Jim Montgomeryon: 11-27-2022

Our Sympathy to Mike’s family & friends. Very sorry for your loss
from: Judy & Jim Robertson: 11-27-2022

Mike, Kelly, Jen, Jenny, Mary Ann and family,
I am so sorry to learn about your Dad. He was such a friendly good man. I always liked seeing him because he made you feel so happy. He certainly was an athlete and was active even beyond the years of playing himself. Such a wonderful testatment. We are thinking of you.

from: Linda and Jim Freeneyon: 11-27-2022

To the Dowling family,

I am sorry to read of Mike's passing. My thoughts are with all of you. He was such a nice man.
from: Bet (Mastroianni) Azaron: 11-27-2022

McCanns number 1 fan. Our last hug will be remembered forever. You will be missed on the sidelines but know you will be there in spirit. Condolences to the family. Hugs to you all.
from: Robin Finneganon: 11-26-2022

To the Dowling Family.
My Condolences go out to all of you in this time of need, it's never easy losing a loved one during the holiday season. You all are a close knit family and will have the strength to get through this difficult time.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 11-26-2022

Truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kelly, and your whole family. May you find comfort through this painful experience.
from: Abenaa Uttenthalon: 11-26-2022

To the Dowling family please except my condolences
Mike was my godfather and as a young boy he was mentor to me ……
Rest in peace
from: on: 11-26-2022

I’m so sorry to the family, one of my favorite people, nicest man ever!
from: Julie Durant on: 11-26-2022

Mike, Kelly, & families
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your parents were wonderful people. May your memories console you.
Sincerely, char
from: Charlene Guyette Princeon: 11-26-2022

Sincere condolences to the entire family. Grew up with Mike,from the same neighborhood. Always a great friend and true competitor.
from: Ronald Catelottion: 11-26-2022

I’m sorry to hear this. RIP Mike
from: David Willetteon: 11-26-2022

May he rest in peace. Mike was a part of my growing up and a good mentor from 3rd grade on. He will always be remembered. Mike, Kelly, Jen our prayers are with you forever.
Ed and Joan
from: edward john morandion: 11-26-2022

Mike was just an all around good guy and a great athlete. We will truly miss him. See you at the Diner in Heaven!?????
from: Tony and MaryAnn Abuision: 11-26-2022

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