Raymond Dowding

Raymond Everett Dowding

Thursday, January 8th, 1970 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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ENFIELD – Raymond E. Dowding, 50, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at home. Born in Manchester, he was a lifelong resident of Enfield and a 1988 graduate of Enrico Fermi High School. Raymond worked as a technician in the HVAC department at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was a drum enthusiast but his favorite activity was being a wonderful father to his four children. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth L. (Clark) Dowding, a son, Raymond J. “RJ” Dowding of Enfield, three daughters, Katherine L. Dowding of Enfield, Paige L. Dowding of Ellington, Alyssa L. Dowding of Enfield, his father, Robert Dowding of South Windsor, and a brother, Robert Dowding of Enfield. He was predeceased by his mother, Peggy (Messier) Dowding. All services are private and Browne Memorial Chapels is assisting the family.
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Mary Spencer Nichols

Posted at 03:28pm
So sorry to hear about Ray's passing. My condolences to the Dowding family.
I’m praying hard for you—for peace, for comfort

Ephraim Mower

Posted at 12:52pm
When my family moved to Enfield in 1982, it was during the school year, and it was really tough. At the time, my mom worked at Dairy Mart on the corner, and she always mentioned this kid around my age who would come in and chat her up. She told me what a nice guy he was and that I should meet him. That kid was Ray, and he made me feel welcome. Throughout my years in Enfield, Ray was a great friend, a kind soul, and a good man. He will be missed. My condolences to all on his passing.

Jacki Tamayo

Posted at 10:30am
We are so deeply saddened and sorry to hear of Ray's passing.  Extending our love to the entire Dowding family.   So grateful for our lifelong friendship, so many great memories growing up together.  Ray was a great man and a good friend, he will be missed by all who loved and knew him.   May beautiful memories bring you all comfort and peace.   We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.  Our deepest condolences.   Love, Ed and Jacki Tamayo  

Derek Friedman

Posted at 12:15am
Our condolences to the Dowding family.
Ray was a good friend.
My fondest memory is standing in Ray’s kitchen and him playing the Wanton Song for me, by Zeppelin. Then heading over to the park at the end of Robbin rd. That was a great day - that song has always reminded me of that afternoon. It was a lazy afternoon with a lot of laughs. Without a care in the world - good music, good friends on a warm summer day in the early 80s.
I’ll miss you brother -

Mathew Post

Posted at 08:52pm
Ray was mine and my brother, Dan Post’s friend since we were little kids back at Noah Webster school. We were the neighborhood kids. We learned to ride bikes together, we built forts in the woods. Later we learned to ride motorcycles, learned to drive, Skied the eastern US, and just generally rooted for all of our neighborhood group to be happy and successful. While we were young and trying to figure out love, we watched each others high school girlfriends come and go. We were together when our neighborhood brothers got married, had kids of their own, had deaths in their family, messed up, got sick, ... we literally laughed and cried together thousands of times.

I’m not sure what Dan would have said if he was still here. Ray and Dan were tight through high school. I’m sure he would be as shocked and saddened as the rest of us.

Please accept the heart felt condolences of the Post family and our continuing friendship. Blessings for those of us that are still here, and Ray, ...Rest in Peace, my brother.

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