Northborough – Eileen T. (Dowd) Scopetski, devoted wife of 61 years to Dr. Peter J. Scopetski, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the age of 83, after a period of declining health.
Eileen was born in Worcester, a daughter to the late Edmund and Mabel (Macumber) Dowd. She spent her childhood years in Worcester, graduating from South High School, Class of 1952.
For 35 years, Eileen served as gift recorder and overseer of office operations at WPI’s Alumni Office. She was an active member, volunteer, and CCD teacher at St. Rose of Lima Parish. She was an avid reader and found joy in crocheting throws for her family.
Eileen loved outings with her siblings and luncheons with her childhood friends. Most of all, she adored quality time with her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Eileen leaves behind her five children, Jean Borkowski of Ann Arbor, Mich., Stephen Scopetski and his wife Karen of Arlington, Kevin Scopetski and his wife Karen of Northborough, Neal Scopetski and his wife Beth of Auburn, and Susan Snyder and her husband Rodney of Sterling. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two brothers, Edmund Dowd of Worcester and Frederick Dowd of Auburn, as well as one sister, Patricia Dowd of Alexandria, Va. Eileen was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Fleming, and five siblings, Francis Dowd, Thomas Dowd, Margaret Lovely, Mary Dowd, and Virginia Axton.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Eileen’s funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, of Northborough.
Eileen’s family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in memory of Eileen to the Coleman House activity fund, 112 W. Main St., Northborough, MA 01532 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
To leave a condolence, or to share a memory, please visit Eileen’s Book of Memories at www.HaysFuneralHome.com.