Carol Ann Dowens, 67, of Keansburg, passed away Wednesday, March 17th. Carol Ann was born in Red Bank, on August 21, 1953, a daughter of the late Carol and William Dowens. Carol Ann was raised in Port Monmouth. After her father's passing in 1983, she and her mother moved in with her grandmother, in her Keansburg home. Carol Ann attended the Monmouth Co. ARC Shore Day Program for over 30 years. The legacy of Carol Ann and her mother Carol will live on through the Horner House. Carol Ann had special needs and it was her mother's dying wish that Carol Ann remain in the family home that her grandfather built, for the rest of her life. After Carol's passing, the family home was gifted to the Enable Agency with the intent of making the family home a group home for other adults with special needs. Carol Ann will always be fondly remembered as the sweetest and most loving young woman.
Carol Ann is survived by her two devoted aunts; Donna Worth and her husband Paul, along with Marian Mayer. She also leaves behind many loving cousins. A Special thank you goes out to Carol Ann's aids who were such good caregivers and friends to her over the years.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects Friday, March 26th from 10 - 11:30 am, immediately followed by the funeral service at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, 153 Church St., Belford. The burial and committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
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