Robert W. Downey

  • Born: February 1, 1930
  • Died: March 15, 2017
  • Location: Marlborough, Massachusetts

Slattery Funeral Home

40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel. (508) 485-0225

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert W. Downey, 87 of Marlborough, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 after being stricken at his home. Born in Marlborough and a lifelong resident, he was the son of the late Leo and Louise (Dupuis) Downey. He was the husband of Virginia (Berthiaume) Downey, to whom he had been married for the past 66 years.
A graduate of Assumption High School, Bob had been employed as a service manager, retiring in 1978. Following his retirement, Bob, a "jack of all trades", opened his own business as a handyman. He was happiest spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He and his wife, Ginny, especially cherished their special time at their vacation home at Hampton Beach, NH. He loved t o play golf, read, garden, listen to music and putter in and around his home.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Gerald Downey and his wife Dawn of Westborough, Kerry Downey and his wife Charlene of Marlborough and David Downey and his wife Cathy of Bellingham, his daughters, Paula Donahue and her husband Peter of East Falmouth and Kathy Espirito of Marlborough, his grandchildren, Jasmine Scarpato, Brendan Donahue, Kelan Donahue and his wife Kate, Shawn Downey and his wife Ashley, Ashley Downey Tonelli and her husband Tim, Alex Connor, Jordin Downey, Joey Mullaly, KJ Downey and Nicole Downey and his great granddaughter, Isabella Downey, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Harold and Laurence Downey.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Bernadette Church, 22 Main St., Northborough, MA.
Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach St. Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jenny & family
Richard,myself & Keith , Dickie just heard about Bob's passing our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. It's been a long time since we seen all of you ( Jenny you hosting a Villa restaurant) Dave We remember you coaching our boys when they played on Lee's Barber Shop/ Downey Insurance.Our prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Bob was a great husband & father. He will be missed very much, just remember all the great time you all shared with him, enjoy all though memories...
We are all very sorry of your loss.
Richard, Donna & Richard Jr ( Dickie) and Keith Metivier
Fromaliy of Winthrop St.Marlboro.

The Metivier's

Posted by Donna & Richard Metivier - Marlboro/Worcester, MA - Friend   April 01, 2017

To the Downey Family, mydeepest symphathy to all, sorry to hear of the passing of Bob, he was a great person.

Jane McKenzie

Posted by A friend   March 27, 2017

Gerry, Kerry, Kathy, Paula and Ginny, I remember Bob as if I saw him recently. He was always fixing things. Like the French hill McGyver.
So sorry to hear of your his passing. He is in a better place now. He surely will be missed by all. If I needed a nut or bolt and couldn't find it at the hardware store I knew Bob Downey would have what I needed or he would make one.

Bobby Bouvier

Posted by Bob and Denise Bouvier - Cape Coral, FL - Friend   March 23, 2017

Kerry, I was saddened to hear that your father passed away. What a kindhearted and generous man your father was . It was truly a pleasure to meet him. He will be deeply missed .
My Sincere Condolence
To You and Your Family
Jeff Merlin

Posted by A friend   March 21, 2017

Dear Ginny and Family

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing.. What great memories we all shared, and laughter at life and all it dealt to us.

May you all be comforted by the love of family and friends, and all the memories that you have.

Faith is abundant when we love one another as He loved us.

Our condolences and love,

Peg Jack Duffin and family

Posted by Peg and Jack Duffin - Hampton, NH   March 21, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4

Posted by A friend   March 20, 2017


We've enjoyed playing golf with you over the years. It an honor have known you and to have the pleasure of playing golf with you. You will be missed.
Hit them straight!

Posted by Greg & Elaine Keith - Templeton, MA - Family Friend   March 18, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Downey family.
Bob Landry

Posted by A friend   March 18, 2017

May your memory be eternal, dear brother in Christ.

Posted by Helen - Marlboro   March 18, 2017

We LOVE you Peps - we will surely miss your smiling face, we have you in our hearts to cherish and to love forever. Rest in Peace my wonderful Father-In-Law and may God's mercy shine down from above. Until we meet again !!!!!. :)

Posted by Dawn Downey - Westborough, MA - Family   March 18, 2017