DOWNIE James S. Downie, of Malden, died at his home on December 31, 2013 at the age of 81. James was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to Somerville at the age of 12. He served in both the Army & the Marine Corp during the Korean War and was a graduate of Somerville Trade School, Class of 1961. He worked as a Supervisor for Ames Safety Envelope Company in Somerville for over 25 years before his retirement in 1991. James was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Gentile) Downie for 42 years. Loving father of James D. Downie & his wife Brooke-Ellen, Angela E. Horne & her husband Steven, all of Malden, and Susan P. O’Leary & her partner Kevin Rackliff of NH. Devoted grandfather of Amanda, Benjamin, Rachel and Rhiannon. Caring brother of William Downie of Melrose, David Downie of Arlington, and the late Janet McCartney, John and Robert Downie, Elizabeth Fraser and Margaret Glover. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA, 02115. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, MELROSE. Gately Funeral Home 781-665-1949
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Published in Boston Herald on Jan. 5, 2014