He was a cherished brother to the Rev. George Chassey and his wife, Mary, of W. Columbia, S.C., Elliot Chassey and his wife, Kathy, of Plymouth, Mass., and Barbara Portanova and her husband John of Middleboro, Mass. Richard was the loving stepfather to the Koenigsberg siblings, Mark, Jay, Adam and his partner, Robyne, and their predeceased sister, Kim, of upstate New York. He was also the cherished "uncle Richie" to many nieces and nephews and "grandpa" to Alex and Samantha Koenigsberg.
Richard was born in Bridgewater, Mass., on May 26, 1928. He served in the Navy and developed a passion for flying. He shared his love of travel by piloting single-engine aircraft and inviting friends and family along for the flight. Richard was a salesman for Simpson Springs and Frito-Lay for many years. He relocated from Massachusetts to Connecticut, where he met Sylvia. The couple worked and traveled together for Sylvia K's Real Estate company and were married on Sept. 26, 1999. They enjoyed their home by the ocean with his loyal canine companion, Tippy.
Richard was a talented musician who played drums and sang with the Waterford Senior Singers and in the choir, where he once served as a deacon at Crossroads Presbyterian Church. His gentle and affable nature will be deeply missed by a wide circle of friends and loved ones.
Andrew Joseph Dowd, M.D., 52, of Westerly, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Stephanie (Lynes) Dowd. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was a son of Eleanor (Hayes) Dowd of Waterford, Conn., and the late Thomas Dowd. Dr. Dowd was Chief of Surgery at South County Hospital. A graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield and The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, he received his M.D. from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Dowd completed his internship and residency from Brown University Medical School Integrative Program in Surgery. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the New England Surgical Society. In his spare time, he was an accomplished watercolorist and loved to cook. However, his true love was spending time with his wife and children.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children, John (""Jack""), Caroline, and Julia Dowd; he was also the brother of Matthew Dowd, of South Hadley, Mass., Mark Dowd, of Raleigh, N.C., and John Dowd, of South Hadley, Mass., as well their wives and children. He also leaves his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lynes, of Pascoag; and brother-in-law, John Lynes, and family, of Warwick; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins among many. Beyond the immediate family members, Andrew leaves behind his extended work family and beloved patients throughout the community.
Patricia A. Norton Age 72, of Waterford, died Saturday, December 12, 2015, at her home.
She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 20, 1943, the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Volpi. She was employed as a realtor for Heritage Properties.
She is survived by two sons, Craig David Norton and his wife Trudy of Atlanta, GA; Mark Raymond Norton of Waterford; a sister Christine Small of Pensacola, FL; three grandchildren, Mary Pat, Joe and Loretta Norton. She was pre-deceased by her sister Liz Wolters.
Pat was born in Norfolk while her father was stationed at the Naval base but was a resident of New York, New York until the age of 16 when the family relocated to Wellesley, Massachusetts. Pat graduated from Wellesley High School in 1961.
Pat was a longtime resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she relocated in 1972 with her children and husband David. It was in Ft. Lauderdale that Pat started a career in real estate sales, which she loved and continued for the rest of her life. Pat moved back to the Pleasure Beach section of Waterford in the late 90s. Pleasure Beach was her favorite place and she loved living in the location she spent every summer of her life. Pat's family has spent time at Pleasure Beach since the early 1900s and her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins continue to reside in and visit the area. Pat was a member of Great Neck Country Club, loved to play golf, spend time with friends, and most of all, spend time with her family. "Grandma Pat" will be missed by all.