Margaret Mary Dowling, 101

Born on Sept. 8, 1915, in Milwaukee. Born to Eternal Life on Dec. 22, 2016. Daughter of the late Edward P. Dowling and Josephine Du Feau. Margaret passed away peacefully at the age of 101.

Margaret was a lifelong Catholic who loved her family and her church. She grew up in Milwaukee, worked for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 40 years, then as the parish secretary for Saint Cecilia Congregation in Thiensville for 18 years, and was a member of The Ladies of the Charity for many years. She was a longtime resident of Thiensville, then spent the last eight years of her life as a resident of Alexian Village of Milwaukee, where she enjoyed the company of many friends, including her late brother Francis.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, including Edward, Helen, Francis, Gerald and John. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Alexian Village, 9301 N. 76th St. Milwaukee, WI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Lumen Christi School Endowment Fund or the charity of your choice.

The family is very grateful to the staff of Alexian Village of Milwaukee for all of the loving care that Margaret received during the final years of her life.