Haverhill — Ann (Lacaillade) Dow, 81, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Lawrence General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late, Harold and Tressa (O’Bryan) Lacaillade. Raised in the Bradford section of Haverhill, she attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1950. Living in the West Parish of Haverhill since 1957, she had been a member of St. Joseph Church and All Saints Parish.
Mrs. Dow had a long and varied career, along with raising a family, she worked full-time, starting at J.M. Fields and Haverhill Credit Bureau, also Haverhill Paperboard, and finally, Western Electric in North Andover, retiring from Lucent Technologies after 28 years.
Retirement did not mean resting, Mrs. Dow worked the polls during voting season, she worked for the school department, and volunteered at the All Saints Parish Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling, mostly Europe, and was an avid reader. She knitted and sewed, she was a great cook, and everyone loved her homemade pies.
A devoted wife mother and grandmother, she was the widow of William J. Dow, who died in 1993. She leaves three loving children, a son, W. Douglas Dow, of Haverhill; two daughters, Deborah A. Riley and her husband, Thomas J. of Bradford, and Tracey S. Dorr and her husband, Kevin J., also of Haverhill; four cherished grandchildren, Brad J. Riley, Heather A. Riley, Stacey A. Dow, and Janelle A. Dow; two great grandchildren, Lucas and Alexander Riley; a sister, Jane Holland of Bear, Del.; sister-in-law, Margo Lacaillade; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Harold Carlton Lacaillade.
Mrs. Dow’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Wingate at Haverhill and the C.C.U. unit at Lawrence General Hospital for the care given to their mother during her illness.