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Robert W. Downey
  • American Cancer Society
    30 Speen St.
    Framingahm, MA 01701

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“Jenny & familyRichard,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...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Donna & Richard Metivier - MA

“To the Downey Family, mydeepest symphathy to all, sorry to hear of the passing of Bob, he was a great person. Jane McKenzie ”
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“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...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Denise Bouvier - FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ginny and FamilySo 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...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peg and Jack Duffin - Hampton, NH

“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 ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Greg & Elaine Keith - Templeton, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Downey family.Bob Landry ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“May your memory be eternal, dear brother in Christ. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Helen - Marlboro

“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...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Downey - Westborough, MA


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