AUBURN/GRAFTON: Michael Dubois Dow, born April 7, 1981 in Worcester, MA. was unexpectedly stricken with a heart attack at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while visiting in the Philippines December 30, 2019. He is now laid to rest in Krus sa wawa Memorial Park Cemetery Malolos, Bulacan Philippines. He was 38 years old. He leaves his wife Cherrilyn and son Alex, his in-laws Valentin and Estelita Ramos, brothers-in-law Raymond, VJ and Richy Ramos and their families. He also leaves his parents Stanley A. Dow and Marie (Dubois) Dow
his God-parents Aunt Janice Harvie and Uncle Martin Dow, his uncles Alan Harvie, Curtis and Kevin Dow and many cousins who were like his siblings, his chums the three stooges "Jee", Larry and Corey. He was predeceased by his Grandparents Roland A. Dubois 2000 and Phyllis Dubois December 15, 2019, Stanley C. Dow in 2012 and Claire Dow in 2003 and his uncle Stephen Dow.
He attended schools in Millbury and Grafton, MA. Graduating at Hollis/Brookline High School Hollis, New Hampshire class of 1999. Michael attended Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA, later transferring to The University of Texas at El Paso, Texas living in Juarez Mexico as rent was cheaper over the border. He worked at Astra Pharmaceuticals Westboro, MA in security and at Philipps Lifeline, Framingham MA. He enjoyed his winters skiing in New Hampshire and Colorado with his Dad and family, snowmobiling with his grandpa, uncles and friends up in Maine staying in trailers or cabins. He also loved camping trips to several beaches in the summer. He traveled with his wife and son to the Philippines, Hawaii, California, New York City. He was faithful betting on the horseraces and visiting the casinos, was a collector of baseball hats. His favorite quotes were “It is what it is” and “just kidding”.
He was proud of and admired the strength and survival of his Dad who served in the military Vietnam era and his grandfather Roland Dubois, a WWII veteran in D-Day invasion with 7 great Uncles who served, all part of "The Greatest Generation".
Memorial donations in memory of Michael can be made at Veterans INC. Grove St Worcester, MA 01605 or McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, Inc. 77 Mulberry St. Leicester, MA 01524 or Horizons for Homeless Children at www.HorizensChildren.org or by mail at 111 Park Avenue Worcester MA 01609.
A celebration of life event has been canceled due to the current pandemic. Please visit a Book of Memories online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com to share a message with his family and see a video tribute in his memory.
Michael has gone on though his spirit remains. Those we love don`t go away they walk beside us every day, envision them in your dreams.