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Michael T. Downey

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Michael T. Downey Obituary
Michael T. Downey, 67, of Bennington died Friday, March 31, 2017 at his residence.

Born in New York on October 13, 1949, Michael was the son of the late Thomas and Theresa (Stuart) Downey.

Michael served in the United States Army, as an Honor Guard for the President of the United States. He was a member of 3rd US Infantry, traditionally known as The Old Guard. "The Old Guard" is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the President, and also provides security for Washington, D.C., in time of national emergency or civil disturbance. Prior to moving to Vermont Michael owned and operated Downey's Tavern in Riverdale, NY

Michael was a member of the American Legion Post 13, the Knights of Columbus Council # 307 and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church. He had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke.

Survivors include three brothers and six sisters, William Downey of Manchester, VT, James Downey of Shaftsbury, VT, Kevin Downey of New York, and Mary, Kathleen, Theresa, Barbara and Celia all of New York and Margaret of Cape Cod, MA along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: The funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Bennington on Friday April 7, at 11:00 a.m.

The burial will take place at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY .

Michael's family would like to thank his co-workers, neighbors and friends for their kindness to Mike over the years.

Contributions in memory of Michael may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council # 307 through the office of Mahar & Son Funeral Home. Bennington, VT

Guest book condolences can be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2017
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