Audrey Olive Dow of Edgartown and formerly of Scotch Plains, N.J., died peacefully on Sunday evening, Sept. 18, at home after a long illness. She was 93.

Audrey was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Oct. 30, 1922 and was the daughter of Phillip and Marion Watson Dow.

As a young woman, she worked at Merck & Co. before deciding to change her career path. Audrey fulfilled her desire to help others and became a nurse, graduating from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. Years later she received a master’s degree from Rutgers University, which enabled her to take on the challenge of working for the state of New Jersey’s Health and Human Service Division.

She was an active member of the Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, N.J. After retirement Audrey pursued her love of travel and cared for her numerous flower gardens. She was a dedicated member of the Fanwood Woman’s Club, having served as treasurer for some time.

Audrey is survived by her niece, Debbie Carter, and her husband Jim of Edgartown; her great-niece, Kimberly DelRossi, and her husband Daniel of Tyngsboro; and her great-nephew, Gregory Carter, and his wife Rebecca of South Burlington, Vt., as well as extended family. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Fern Butterweck.

Graveside services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs,, and the Gray Funeral Home in Westfield, N.J.,, is assisting the family as well.

Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.