Melanie Dowd

Melanie Dowd

Sunday October 10, 1982 - Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Melanie Anne Dowd, 36, of West Chicago, IL passed away October 1, 2019.

She was the wife of Richard Patmos and daughter of Mary Dowd Kuhn of Nutley and the late Melvin Dowd. She is survived also by her aunts, Emily Rugys, Lisa Kuhn and Faye Kuhn and uncles Thomas Kuhn, Matthew Kuhn and Vytas Rugys. She leaves behind her cousins, Matthew, Brendan and Ryan, Jonas Rugys and David Witner.

Melanie was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in Nutley. She attended Nutley schools and graduated from Nutley High School. She attended the University of Arizona, pursuing a career in hospitality services. She worked as an Assistant Manager for TGIF in Clifton, NJ.

Melanie’s sparkling personality and loving generous nature touched everyone who knew her. She was interested in politics, fashion, social media and animal welfare and was smart, savvy, very creative and had a boisterous sense of humor. She loved travelling and discovering new experiences. She loved her family and friends with a passion and was a dedicated fan of her yoga class.

Visitors will be received at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 4 to 8 pm.

Cremation will be private.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Interment

    Private Cremation


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Elnora Webb

Posted at 08:12pm
“God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more
neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:3,4)

Jefferson Elementary School

Posted at 01:57pm

In memory of Melanie. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.
The Staff at Jefferson School
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Lori Zakrzewski

Posted at 03:07pm
Hi Mary, I’m not sure if you remember me but I was Melanie’s preschool teacher at The Community School in Nutley. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. Melanie was the cutest child with big eyes and pouted little lips. She was quiet but very sweet. I wished I could’ve attended her wake to tell you in person. I’ve thought about her every time I saw our school picture. A newspaper article I found recently just reminded me of her when the Nutley Sun took our picture.Iremember you and your husband Mel well. I hope that your heart is always filled with beautiful thoughts of your beautiful daughter.
Lori Zack

Erik and Natalie Cokrlic

Posted at 07:14pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always think of the great times we shared when thinking of Melanie. We hope this tree shines as much as she did.
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 06:31am
Sent with love and remembrance,
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