Janet M. McDowell, 78, died March 29, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center.
She was born in Mineola, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach for 10 years, coming from Southampton, N.Y.
She owned McDowell Real Estate in Southampton and co-owned with her husband McDowell Electric in Calverton, N.Y.
She was a member of the Vero Beach Yacht Club and volunteered at VNA Hidden Treasures Thrift Store in Vero Beach.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew McDowell; and son, Lawrence McDowell.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to noon April 2 with a memorial service at noon at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.