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Sheila D. (DeRagon) Dowd

September 5, 1940 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 78)

Sheila D. Dowd, 78, of Colchester and formerly of Clinton, passed away on January 24, 2019 at the Middlesex Hospital Hospice with her beloved family by her side.  Born on September 5, 1940, in Middletown, she was a daughter of the late Wilifred and Ann (Hannon) DeRagon.  She lived in Clinton for most of her life but retired to Colchester in 2006.  Sheila retired several years ago after a career as an office worker for the school bus company in Chester.  Sheila loved cooking, going to the casino, gardening, and going on cruises with her family.  She will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by her children and their spouses, Michelle (Rick) Miller of Colchester, Lisa (Mike) Turner of Manchester, Donna (John)  Brazee of Rutland, VT; three step-children,  Rick (Carol) Dowd of Westbrook, Bruce (Sherry) Dowd of Killingworth, Marsha (Wayne) Abrahamson of Old Lyme; four grandchildren, Brittiany, Aaron, Russell, Sarah; four great grandchildren, Braiden, Dimitris, Reilly, Kalessi; and numerous extended family members and friends.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 28th gathering at 9: am, followed by a funeral home service at 9:30 am.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Hospice,  For online condolences, please visit

Donations may be made to:

Middlesex Hospice & Palliative Care
28 Crescent St., Middletown CT 06457

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