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“Dear "Aunt Jody" and family: The Burkes will always remember our "Uncle Joe" as one of our father's best...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Elizabeth Burke - Portland, ME

“We will never forget the many visits Eli made to the Trueman's in Newcastle, Maine. Eli had such energy, intelligence and wit. Always welcome company...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Dorothy Trueman~Renda - Newcastle, ME

“Dr. Dow was such a special doctor and friend to my father, mother, family and friends. I will never forget him, he truly was one of a kind....Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Keliher - Boston, MA

“Dr Dow was more than a friend to me I feel he was family to me.My heart is broken for you and your family.may god bless you and your family.My...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss! My deepest condolences for the whole family. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Vazken (Mardy's Shoe Repair) Yapoudjian - MA

“Dear Mrs. Dow, we are saddened to hear of your husband's passing. We send our prayers to you for peace and comfort during this trying time.- SGT and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Jody,I am so sorry to hear about Eli. Boston Latin School was very blessed to have such a stellar alumnus. His charm, leadership and devotion...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Cornelia A. Kelley

“Dear Jody,I am so saddened to hear of Eli's passing this week. Your husband was a wonderful man who throughly enjoyed life, friends and family. My...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Daria McLean - Boston, MA

“We are so sorry for the loss of your loved One. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He will surely be missed by all those who were lucky enough...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Robert & Varso Shafie - Newton, MA

“MY HEARTFELT sympathy to Mrs.Dow and her family. HOW proud he must have been of his family. For me I personally send my thoughts and prayers to all...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Walsh - Allston, MA

“My heart goes out to Jody and Eli's family. I loved his curiosity and zest for life. He loved to travel and we swapped stories and information...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jeanne Kangas - Boxborough, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jody and the family. There are so many wonderful memories of Eli and Jody, parties at their home, sailing, being...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Eli..a wonderful, faithful friend in times of sunshine or sorrow. He will surely be missed by all those who were lucky enough to know and enjoy his...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear family,I have known Eli for more than thirty years as we have both been part of the Tufts Medical family. I have admired his commitment and...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Pastor - Weston, MA

“Dear Jody and family, my sincerest sympathy to you on the loss of Eli, a wonderful man and friend. He and Jack spent so much time together planning...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“The entire Senecal family is devastated at the loss of our dear friend, neighbor and doctor Eli Dow. Eli loved our children, our parents and spending...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Paul and Barbara Senecal - MA

“I am truly sorry to learn of the passing of Eli. He was a wonderful supporter of all that was Tufts. I will sorely miss him. My sincere condolences...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Elliot Strong

“I met Dr. and Mrs. Dow through my Uncle, Jack Drummey, at multiple Boston Latin School events. Despite being so busy overseeing these events, Dr....Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Michalski - Plymouth, MA

“My deepest and most sincere condolences to Jody and the Dow family in regards to the passing of Dr. Eli Dow. He and my father, Dr. Farahe Maloof,...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Paul Maloof - McLean, VA - Friend


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ELIAS C. DOW, MD of Brookline, passed away on Monday, APRIL 17, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born on Armistice Day in 1927, beloved son of Charles A. and Mary C. Dow, deceased of Roxbury, Dr. Dow was a well-known and highly revered physician with a large referral practice in internal medicine specializing in thyroid disorders. After graduating from Boston Latin School in 1944 at only 16 years of age, he then attended Harvard University majoring in physics which led to his later research interest in the first use of radio-active isotopes for medical treatment. He went on to study medicine at Tufts and did post-graduate medical training at Boston City Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He was then accepted for specialty training in thyroid disease at the famed Mass General Hospital Thyroid Group. He interrupted his college studies to serve in the US Army in the Korea in WWII. Later in civilian life, he was as major in the Massachusetts National Lancers, a ceremonial cavalry troop of the Massachusetts militia that rode in parades and re-enacted the famous ride of American patriots Richard Dawes and Paul Revere – the latter role Dr. Dow did on horseback at age 69 as recounted in a full length Boston Globe article in April 1997. Patients from all over New England and beyond sought his care at his practice in Brookline. He was on the staff of the Faulkner, Beth Israel Deaconess and most actively served at New England Baptist Hospital as Chief of Endocrinology from 1980-1993 frequently collaborating with his sons. He retired from practice in 2007. He a key member of Boston Latin Class of '44 Alumni affairs and served as president of the Tufts Medical Alumni Council 1994-96 and remained passionately involved in raising money for Tufts Medical School for scholarships for deserving medical students. Dr. Dow was also a member of the Union Club of Boston. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Jody Dow of Brookline, sons Dr. Edward Dow of Milton, and Dr. Charles Dow of Newton, daughter Andrea Dow Keough and son-in-law John Keough in Brookline, as well as his brothers James and Charles Dow of Boston, sisters Marion Barrett of Needham and Sally Ann Casey of Brookline. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Alexander, Elias, Crea, Cameron, Beau, and Isabella in addition to eleven devoted nieces and nephews in Boston and Los Angeles. Visiting hours in the Eaton and Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St, NEWTON CORNER, on Friday April 21st from 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 28 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill on Saturday, April 22nd at 9:30 am. Interment with Military Honor to follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Brookline. In lieu of flowers donations s should be made in his memory to the Elias C. Dow M'53 Medical Scholarship Fund c/o Tufts Medical School Medical Development Office 136 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02111