Celebrating the life of Angela Dowling Monroe
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Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Joseph Dowling Sr. and Ruth Dowling. Mrs. Munro graduated in 1959 from The Lincoln School and 1963 from Wellesley College.
Angela was a fundraiser and a “Friend-raiser”. Throughout her career, she volunteered with non-profit agencies: The Women’s Center, The United Way of Southeastern New England where she was Chairman of the Board and with Brown Lacrosse where her sons played. The culmination of her volunteer work was when Governor DiPrete declared January 23, 1990 Angela Munro Recognition Day for all of her contributions to the state of RI. She then began her professional career as Development Director at non profits such as Traveler’s Aid, the University of Rhode Island in its Arts and Sciences Department, and Phoenix House.
She is survived by her loving sons, Jamie Munro of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Neil Munro of Lafayette, CA;. by five loving grandchildren Colin, Emily, Lucy, Mia and Mack; by siblings Joseph Dowling Jr, Eleanor Dowling Kendrick and John Dowling. She was predeceased by her sister Marion Dowling Heher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10am at St. Sebastian’s Church, Cole Ave. Providence. Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery. Calling hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brown University Men’s Lacrosse Team, c/o Brown University Sports Foundation, PO Box 1925, Providence, RI 02912.
Saturday 10am St Sebastian Church
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