Briana Lynn Dow, 27, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. Born in Meriden on June 11, 1991, she was the daughter of Colleen Christine Hayes and step-father, the late Patrick K. Hayes and Timothy Dow.
Briana graduated from H. C. Wilcox Technical High School, worked as a C.N.A., and attended Holy Angels Church.
Besides her mother and father, she is survived by her son Zachary Massicott, a sister, Sara Hayes, a step-brother, Patrick Hayes, her maternal grandmother, Barbara Doherty and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her son Mitchell David Willette, her step-brother Michael Hayes, her maternal grandfather, David Doherty and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Kathy Dow.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Briana’s Family or to HERO - Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization, P.O. Box 2536 Orland Park, Illinois 60462-1091.
Briana’s family will like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff, members and volunteers of the Rushford Center in Meriden, the Stonehaven in Portland and Victory Church in Middlefield for the loving and compassionate support given to Briana throughout her journey.
So sorry to hear of Brianna's passing. She was a sweet,caring young lady. She worked hard at achieving her C.N.A. and was successful. I enjoyed having her as a student and knowing her during her high school years.
May she rest in peace.
Laura S. - Friday November 30, 2018 via Condolence Message
Bri it was amazing be able to meet u u help me and other throw so much rest n peace u are such a beautiful soul God as gained a angel
Rhondelle - Thursday November 29, 2018 via Condolence Message
Oh baby girl... B... I really can't believe that I am writing this... I'm still in shock... I wish this was a bad dream... Sleep in peace my sweet angel. I'll love you forever. This hurts so so bad. Prayers for all suffering at this time. Watch over us all... Until we meet again... Oi! God I miss u
Mari - Wednesday November 28, 2018 via Condolence Message
I love you so much Briana. You are my goddaughter ❤. Colleen I am so sorry and will miss her. She will always been like a daughter. Rock the heavens my sweet girl.
Karen - Wednesday November 28, 2018 via Condolence Message
My dear sister Colleen I’m so sorry I can’t even imagine what this is doing to you. To my niece Briana you will be missed and your aunty Patti will miss you so much. Rest In Peace love you.
Patti Legere - Wednesday November 28, 2018 via Condolence Message
I cant believe this im om shock. I miss you so much. My best friend always forever. We were guna be inlaws (zachary and audrie) my sweet girl. Say hello to judy and crystal for me.
Caitlin - Wednesday November 28, 2018 via Condolence Message