Mary C. Trephon

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MANCHESTER - Mary C. (Downes) Trephon, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, after a short illness.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Manchester, where she was born on Aug. 1, 1920. She was the daughter of Margaret (Cloonan) Downes and Patrick Downes. She graduated Central High School and worked for many years with the Veterans Administration.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, John Trephon; her brother, John Downes; and her sister, Theresa Downes. Mary is survived by her sister, Margaret Cravens of New York; and her sister-in-law, Margaret Downes of Manchester. She was a favorite aunt to many of her eight nieces and nephews, and too many grandnieces and grandnephews.


services: There will be no calling hours. A Catholic memorial Mass will be held at St. Catherine's Church in Manchester on March 9 at 10 a.m. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to view an on-line guestbook and memorial, go to

Published in Union Leader on Feb. 12, 2013