Naomi C. Downes
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AGE: 84 • Rockaway Twp.
Naomi C. Downes passed away on July 2, from complications due to Alzheimers disease. She was 84. Born in Kearny, N.J., she was one of three children.
After graduating from Nutley High School she worked in Newark for C.B. Christiansen Tool and Die and then for Wertheim & Co. Investments in NYC. Naomi married William H. Downes and lived in Rockaway Twp. for 45 years. William H. Downes passed away in 1980. She enjoyed many different hobbies, including sewing, gardening, golfing, and volunteer work. Naomi loved fine dining and taking pictures. She was ahead of her time, having created many scrapbook photo albums before the hobby became popular. She loved to entertain and was the hostess to many New Year's Day and Super Bowl Parties, open to the entire neighborhood.
She was predeceased by her sister, Margret Deehan and her brother, Herbert Christiansen.
She is survived by her son, Robert of Boonton Twp.; two step-sons, William (Jr.) of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Stewart of Sarasota, Fla., and grandchildren, Brooke and Grant.
She is remembered as always having a smile on her face and was generous to all.
A celebration of Naomi's life will be held Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church in Boonton Twp. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America www.Alzfdn.org
Published in Daily Record on July 9, 2012