ROCHESTER — Joseph Downey, 69, of 126 Brock St., Apt B. died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.
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Born April 10, 1942 in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of the late MJ and Myrtle (Rae) Downey.
Joseph had lived most of his life in Rochester. He graduated from Somersworth High School and was a reservist for the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greater Rochester. He worked for many years for Consolidated Construction Builders. Joe was a kind, hard working, and loving person. He was a great husband and father; he enjoyed his children most in life.
Members of his family include his wife off 33 years, Mary L. (Potvin) Downey of Rochester; his children, Sean Downey and wife, Jaimie, of Berwick, Maine and Jaimie Nordaby of Rochester; his stepchildren, Lawrence Stickles of Farmington, Russell Stickles of Rochester, Rodney Stickles of Farmington, Michael Stickles and wife, Jennifer, of Rochester, and Karen Boudreau of Rochester; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester, N.H.
Burial will follow in the Center Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, N.H.
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R. M. Edgerly & Son, Inc. Funeral Services
86 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867
Published in Fosters from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2011