2019-03-15 / Obituaries

James E. Dowe

March 20, 1963-March 3, 2019

“Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”

Jimmy Dowe brought light to every life he touched. An amazing husband, father, the best friend you could ever have, and he had many! Jim was happiest when he was with family and friends playing in the great outdoors: the lake, the beach, or at the pool.

He had an infectious laugh and smile that will be missed by family, friends, Thumpers, and colleagues of Kennebunk Savings, where he was the vice president of facilities.

Jim graduated as Class President from Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1981 and married his high school sweetheart Mary Jay Reming in 1987.

Jim spent a great day on the slopes with his family before suffering a heart attack at home.

The Dowe family would like to thank Kennebunk first responders for their efforts and compassion.

Jim was the son of the late Richard and Pauline Dowe. Jim is survived by his soul mate Mary Jay of 31 years, three children – daughter Jennifer and her husband Marc Vitagliano, sons Richard and Blake, Sisters Deborah Dowe of Scottsdale, Arizona,

Cheryl Carrick of Kennebunkport, and brother Richard and his wife Maia of Chester, New Jersey. In-laws Cheryl and Jay Orzechowski of Salem, New Hampshire, Kathleen and Michael Tanner of Andover, and Peter and Jodi Reming of Andover, many adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visiting hours were held at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk on Saturday, March 9 and a celebration of Jim’s life was held at On The Marsh in Kennebunk, Sunday, March 10.

A burial will be held at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk when the flowers are in bloom.

Donations in Jim’s honor can be made to the Hope Woods Conservation Initiative, PO Box 1550, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jim’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel.

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