Brian Downey, Sr.
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AGE: 65 • Lincoln
Brian Jeffery Downey Sr., 65, of Lincoln, formerly of Newark, DE., died at home on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born on May 3, 1949 in Wilmington, DE., the son of the late William and Elaine (Kennedy) Downey.
Brian served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971. He was a member of the Walking Dead, The 1/9, 1st Battalion 9th Marines. Mr. Downey worked for Otis Elevator retiring in 1996. He was a member of the American Legion Post #17 in Lewes, DE., and Delaware American Vets, which he loved and was so proud to serve his country. He loved riding his Harley, golfing, fishing and swimming.
He was preceded in death by his father William F. Downey Sr., his mother Elaine (Kennedy) Downey, and his brother Capt. William F. Downey Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Fiorentino Downey, 4 children, Jeffery Brian Downey, Jr., and wife Deena, Brian Jeffery Downey and wife Lisa, all of Wilmington, Deena Downey of Florida, Bradford Downey of PA, and a step-son, John "JD" DiDemenicis of Lincoln; siblings, Kathy LaFashia, Karen Stoppel and Robin Satterly and husband Jeff, all of Wilmington, Bobby Downey and wife, Susan of Texas, Michael Downey and wife Denise of Wilmington, DE., and Blair Downey of Dover, eight Grandchildren and one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 16, 2014 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19809, interment to follow at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear Delaware. Flowers will be appreciated or donations me be sent to Delaware Hospice 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements handled by Short Funeral Services, Milton.
Short Funeral Services
416 Federal Street Milton, DE 19968
Published in The News Journal from June 10 to June 13, 2014