Colby Rose Dowling, 26, passed away on September 21, 2022, in Taunton, MA.
Colby was born on June 15, 1996 in New London, CT, to Dennis Dowling and Wendy Dowling.
Colby graduated from Old Colony High School in 2014 where she completed her Cosmetology degree. She went on to earn an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from the New England Institute of Technology in 2018. She started her career as a hairdresser but her favorite job was counseling children from troubled homes and families. Her dream was to pursue a carrier in either criminal justice or continuing her involvement in helping disadvantaged children. She had an incredible way of connecting with children and providing them with the love and support they needed.
Colby will most be remembered for being a loving daughter and sister. Her friendship, beautiful smile, kindness, generosity and talent will be missed.
Colby is survived by her mother, Wendy; her sister, Baily; her grandparents, Lois and Fred; her aunts and uncles, Margaret, Denise, Jane, Bubba, Tim, Robert, Bryan, Shelley, Susan, Rick, Leslie, and Julie; her cousins, Miles, Nolan, Elaine, Ryan, Drew, Kevin, Julie, Jonathon, Joe, Kenny, Jimmy, Ashley, Nick, Tyler, Freddy, Tommy, Sophia, Palmer, Madelyn, Ava, and Levi.
Colby is also survived by her loving furkids, Nova and Luna. She was a true lover of animals, especially her cats.
Colby is preceded in death by her father, Dennis Dowling.
Colby's Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. All are invited to meet directly at Church. Her visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 26th, from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett.
Memorial donations can be made in Colby's name to CARE southcoast, a volunteer-run, nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue center.