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Irene Downey

Following a brief illness, Irene Downey of Monmouth Beach NJ passed away on November 13, 2016. Irene was born in Mauch Chunk, PA and grew up in Bayonne and then Westfield, New Jersey. Irene earned a BA in Philosophy from Monmouth University and was a parishioner at The Church of The Precious Blood in Monmouth Beach. In addition to her devotion to her family Irene was passionate about restoring the charm to her beloved circa 1871 Victorian home.

Irene was the loving mother of William (Bud) Downey of Monmouth Beach and Susan Smith of Narragansett RI. Irene was predeceased by her daughters Dale Brown of Austin TX, and Diane Genovese of Middletown NJ. Irene is survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 18 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Ave., Monmouth Beach. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation in Irene's name to VNA, Attn: Home Care and Hospice, 176 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701. Please visit Irene's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 17, 2016
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