Dorothy Dowder

August 9, 1922 - August 15, 2019
Dorothy Dowder


Dorothy “Doddi” Dowder, 97, passed away August 15, 2019 in Ocean Isle Beach NC. She was born to Bonaventuse and Josephine (Sakaliute) Dowder on August 9, 1922.

She was married to Anthony “Chip” P. Chidichimo on February 16, 1968 in Elizabeth NJ. They did not have children. After Chip’s death she changed her last name back to Dowder.

There are no survivors or siblings. However, she did have some very dear friends in Pat and George Smith, Pat and Robert Callihan and all the people at the Hayes House in Elizabeth NJ.

Doddi lived all her life in Elizabeth NJ except the last 18 months where she moved to Ocean Isle Beach to be with the Smith’s who took care of her. She worked in the Union County Courthouse where she was a legal secretary to a Superior Judge.

Doddi loved to shop in NYC and go out to restaurants with friends. She also would attend the opera and plays in The City. She was a dear woman who will be greatly missed by her friends.

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