Dennis E. Downey

VERNON - Dennis E. Downey, 70, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Born in Nutley, he was the son of the late William and Carolyn (Toy) Downey. Mr. Downey had been a longtime resident of Sussex County.

Mr. Downey was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. For 45 years he was employed with the IBM Corporation in New York as a manager in the Information Technology Division. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, gardening and sailing.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Peter Downey. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jane Rounds Furce Downey; a son, Charles Furce and his wife, Rowena, of Fairfax, Va.; daughters, Elizabeth Cetrino and her husband, Brett, of Montague, and Kimberly Donnelly and her husband, Ryan, of Sea Girt; seven grandchildren, Alyssia, Jasmine, Tyler, Devon, Liam, Jake and Grace; along with two nephews, Sean and Christopher Downey.

Funeral services were held privately and were entrusted to the care of Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home of Vernon. To offer online condolences, go to

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Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Oct. 20, 2013