Meriden- George R. Dow, 73, husband of Mary Jean (Bischofsberger) Dow, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Veteran's Hospital in West Haven, CT. George was born July 13, 1938 in Patten, ME, a son of the late Harley and Vera (Steward) Dow. He grew up in Old Orchard Beach, ME where he attended local schools. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1955-1961. George was a long haul truck driver, working for several companies over the years, including United Industrial Services in Meriden. He was an avid motorcycle rider and loved camping with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Mary Jean, he is survived by three sons and their wives, Chuck and Denise Dow of West Haven, John and Christie Dow of Wallingford and David Dow of Thomaston; a brother, Arnold and his wife Fran Dow of VA and three sisters, Lois Golas of ME, Janie Borghi of MO and Annie and her husband Ron Cote of ME. He also leaves three grandchildren, Charlie, Zachary and Matthew Dow as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Leadrue, Harley, Carroll and Leland. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden on Tuesday, (TODAY) from 4-8pm. A service will be held at 6:00 PM, during the visitation. Burial in Maine will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the VA Hospital, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516 or to Fisher House, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss MaryJean &family. I’m going to miss talking to him on the phone.Wish I was up there for you Maryjean. I know you will be ok, you have great kids & good daughter-in-laws to help out. Love you your are the best cousin ever. Love Pam,Dennis, Mark, Heath & Matt

  2. Denise & Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this very difficult time. Sean

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. George was a great family man. He was so full of life and loved go joke with you. He will be missed by everyone. Love, Brenda and family

  4. John, Christie, and Zach, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May wonderful memories ease your pain and bring you peace. Wayne

  5. John, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He will continue to live in your memories and in your heart. God bless Tim

  6. Mary Jean and family we send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. George has been and always will be in our hearts, he will be greatly missed. Tiny and Mary send their blessings as well. May love and peace be with you always!

  7. MARY JEAN..VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT GEORGE. MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR SONS AND THEIR FAMILYS. BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE.

  8. My favorite memories of George are the ones when he took me to Rhode Island in his big rig. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed, but will always in your hearts. Best, Fred

  9. Scott,Laurie,Paige and Austin wish to express our sadness at the loss of your Dad. Our condolences to your family. Dave, if you need anything, phone us. Love Ya, The Vaillancourts

  10. Sorry to hear of your loss.George was a wonderful man and neighbor.We will miss him dearly. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask.We are right across the street.

  11. Chuck, Denise, Charlie and Matt so sorry for your loss. Keep memories and traditions close to your heart and speak of him often to help ease the pain. My thought are with you during this difficult time.

  12. Kip and I are so very sorry for you loss we will always remember his smiling face and sunday picnic’s. He will be missed by all of us at Branch Brook Campground. Denise

  13. DEAR MARY JEAN AND FAMILY, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME OF LOSS AND SADNESS. TREASURE THE SPECIAL MEMORIES AND EVENTS OF GEORGE’S LIFE. LOVE, AUNT MARTHA, DOUG, CAROL AND FAMILY

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