WOOLWICH – Janice P. Dow, 87, of Woolwich, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2019 after a long struggle with vascular dementia.

She is survived by two sisters, Sonia Campos and Marione Brandao of Salvador, Brazil; and two children, Albert Dow of Augusta and Roseana Richards of Suwanee, Ga., three stepdaughters Angeline Hassett of Sunnyvale, Calif., Alana Cupp of Elsinore, Utah and Anita Bales of Ramona, Calif.; and several grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Everett Dow, who passed away in January 2002. She is also predeceased by a brother, and two sisters, Arturo Prado, Jandira Prado de Assis and Jacira Kalil and a stepson, Angus Dow.

Janice was born to Arturo and Inez Prado in Muritiba, Brazil and lived in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil until she married Everett Dow in 1960. She and “Dow” traveled extensively until he retired from the Navy in 1963 and they eventually settled in Woolwich in 1967. They worked together to restore one of the original Wright homesteads on George Wright Road and she loved to do any work which took her outside.

Janice had many loves, some were people, while others were places and interests. She adored all her family, from her parents and siblings, to her husband, children, stepchildren and grandchildren. She had an incredible ability to easily make friends and befriended hundreds of visitors to the Montsweag Flea Market. She was often referred to as the “Donut Lady” and it was her delight to welcome friends and guests to enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade donuts in her kitchen or front porch. Friends often commented that it would be nearly impossible to leave without a full stomach or taking something home with them.

A true homemaker, she enjoyed many interests and hobbies over the years including making numerous hooked, braided and latch hooked rugs, she sewed countless articles of clothing and made homemade crafts, caned chair seats, embroidered, painted, wall papered, gardened, cooked, canned vegetables and loved to bake. One of Janice’s passions was to listen to music, dance and sing. Music continued to be one of the few things that would comfort her throughout her bout with dementia. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Memories Radio Station, WJTO, while she worked.

We would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Hill House in Bath, for the affection and attentive care provided to our Mother during the last fifteen months.

A celebration of life memorial is being planned for later this fall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be provided to WJTO

P.O. Box 308

Bath, ME 04530

in her honor.