Neal A. Dow


1941 – 2014

PORTLAND — Neal A. Dow, 73, of Casco, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Auburn on April 9, 1941, to Ruby M. (Bradley) Dow and Neal C. Dow. Neal graduated from Edward Little High School in 1959 and University of Southern Maine in Gorham in 1963, with a bachelor’s degree in music.

He began his teaching career in Windham. Later, he became the music director of Falmouth High School. After moving to Casco in 1976, he became the music director of Gray-New Gloucester High School. He was the choir director of Windham Hill UCC until 1977. He then became the choir director at Casco Village Church, where he directed the choir for 22 years.

Neal played in numerous dance bands, including 23rd State, Brass on Ivory and The Neal Dow Band at Poland Spring Resort. His life, spare time and hobbies revolved around music of all kinds.

He was a classic car enthusiast and through the years he owned several vintage cars. His happiest times were spent with all of his family around him.


Neal is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 52 years, NancyLee (Mitchell) Dow; daughter, Kathleen (Dow) Charlebois and her husband, Matthew, of Raymond; son, Scott Alan Dow, of Casco; daughter, Kellie (Dow) Sampson and her husband, Michael, of Harrison; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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