Nicholina Christiana (Maggie) Downey

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. Nicholina (Maggie) Christiana Downey, 82, died Sunday, March 14, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Caeser and Theresa Christiana. Maggie was raised in Ravena, had lived in Colonie/Latham, before moving to Fla. with her daughter. Maggie was the wife of the late Russell Downey Sr.; loving mother of AnnMarie Datri of Port Orange, Fla. and Russell J. Downey Jr. of Latham; mother-in-law of Anthony J. Datri and Colleen Gilligan Downey; beloved grandmother of Hillary Ann, Gillian Michele and Lindsay Elizabeth Downey; step-grandmother of Jill and Daniel Gilligan; sister of Madeline Guido of Schenectady, Sister Mary Benedict of St. Coleman's, Watervliet, Patrick Christiana of Ravena, Benedict Christiana of Daytona Beach, Fla. and the late Connie Diacetis and Anthony Christiana. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 9:30 Monday morning, March 22, 2004 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in memory of Maggie may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2004