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Margaret Dowell

Obituary for Margaret Dowell

November 16, 1934 - December 31, 2020
North Ridgeville, Ohio | Age 86

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister


Margaret E. Dowell (nee Riordan), 86 of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Devon Oaks in Westlake surrounded by her family. She was born November 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to the late George and Agnes (nee Devereaux) Riordan. Margaret was trained as a nurse, and she worked and volunteered her time at local health care facilities. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory are her ten children, George (Leslie), Bill (Carmen), Mary (Bill) Pizzuli, John (Donna), Timothy (Pam), Peggy (Marc) Graham, Patrice (Al) Palange, Michael, Deborah McNab and Annie Tracewell; 36 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings Eileen Buck and Frances Cody. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John "Jack" Dowell; grandchildren Alex and Allison; her parents; and sisters Mary Lockwood, Shirley Riordan, and Denise Biskner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of the Western Reserve. A private mass followed by burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery has been held. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. 440-937-6175

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