Patricia Ann Dowd, 79, of Kansas City passed away September 17, 2023.
Patty was born July 26, 1944, to Ross and Connie Fiorello. She was the second sister of four. Her parents were born in Sicily making her a first generation American. She grew up in the Italian community in Northeast Kansas City with all the culture and traditions that made her childhood special.
Patty and her family moved to Florida in 1979. Then, after losing her husband of 31 years, Richard Dowd Sr., Patty and her daughter Connie, son-in-law Rick and grandchildren Samantha, Hunter, Nathaniel, and Johnny moved back to Missouri.
The greatest joy in Patty’s life was her family. She was affectionately known by many names. Whether you knew her as Mom, Nonnie, Mangia Grandma, or just Patty, however you knew her, you knew she poured her heart into the lives of those all around her – even those she didn’t know! Patty would want everyone to know first and foremost that she loved the Lord and loved and cherished her family.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Connie Fiorello; husband, Richard; and sons, Chris Hughes and Rick Dowd.
Patty is survived by her children, Connie Carcione (Rick), Patty Davis, Steve Dowd (Cyndy), Kathleen Dowd Holt; grandchildren, Jennifer, Mike, Lindsey (Justin), Greg, Stephanie, Anthony, Steven (Jess), Shane (Angela), Shawna, Sam, Brittany (Tony), Samantha (Matthew), Hunter (Gracie), Nathaniel, and Johnny; sisters, Mary Ann Haynes, Linda Venable, and Kathy Fiorello; and many, many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Lawson Baptist Church 18603 US-69 Lawson, MO 64062.
The family would like to thank Kansas City Hospice for their wonderful care.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel, Lawson.
Our Sincere Condolences
Dearest Connie and Family, Mary Ann (Andrea, Toni, Ruth, Nick), Kathy (Carlo, Antoinette) & Linda (Tricia, Gina, Raymond) and Families,
I am, We Are, so sorry for the loss of Patty in your lives as in ours. She was such a Sweetheart and in a very special way seemed like a Big Sister to me, much of the time more than my very own. Her caring heart and tenderness always shined through and made me feel special~when SHE was The Special One. Though we all are sad to have to lose her, I, and I feel strongly in saying that “We” can honestly agree in saying that She is All Better NOW. And for that reason and that reason alone, I am happy she is no longer struggling and in The Greatest of All Hands: those of Our Lord, Creator & Savior.
While none of us want to lose anyone as special to our lives as Patty or to one day, as we all will have to face losing our own, but knowing and believing in THIS:
His Promise to Us… makes it easier to understand and much more easy to bear as we loved her, and will miss her~Now, Always and “Until Then”…
Anna Marie (Cariddi) Mathenia & Buster Gage
When I met Patty not too long ago, she was living with Mary Ann, her sister & my sweet neighbor.
Patty and Mary Ann were sitting on front porch &, although I was aware that she was very ill, she conversed so nicely with me. I could tell, even near the end of her life, that she was a giver. Patty gave her respect without knowing me.
She will be missed, but Jon & I know that Patty will not suffer any more.