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1936 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
DOWNING, Eta Mary (Hayes) Of Arlington Heights, MA, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2013, surrounded by her husband and three children. Born April 5, 1936, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Lilly Hayes. Beloved wife and best friend of Edward T. Downing for fifty four years. Along with her loving husband Edward, she is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and her husband Robert Latshaw, Jr. of Franklin; Eileen and her husband Brian Meaney of Framingham; and her son Thomas Edward of Chelmsford. Also survived by her beloved grandchildren Sinead and Brian Meaney; Michael and Timothy Latshaw; her dear sister Maguerite and her husband Warren Adam of Arlington; nephews Warren John Jr. and Sean Adam. Etas life centered on her family and she was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and special friend to many. She was employed by the John Hancock Insurance Company where she met her soul mate and began an exciting and wonderful journey together shared with her family and friends whom she loved dearly and who will miss her deeply. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt. 60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Friday at 9 am. Funeral Mass in St. Eulalias Church, Winchester at 10 am. Burial is private. Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Thursday 4-8 pm. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 16, 2013
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