Maurice Downing

Obituary of Maurice Downing

Maurice Downing passed away peacefully at home on October 14, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen (nee Garvey) and daughters AnneMarie Palmer (Vincent), Ellen, Susan Healy (Gary), and Elizabeth McKeon (Paul). Cherished Popi of Meghan Kosta, Stephen and Michael Palmer, Gary, Liam and Owen Healy, and Paul, Daniel and Anna McKeon. Adored Great-Grandfather of Luke and Scarlett Kosta and Hudson Palmer. Maurice was born in 1927 in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. He came to the U. S. in 1955, married Ellen in 1959, and settled in the Bronx, where he and Ellen raised their family. He was a proud member of Local 32BJ until his retirement at the age of 72. He also cherished his work as an usher at St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx. While Maurice loved his life in the U.S., he always spoke fondly of being from Kerry, or as he liked to say, “the Kingdom.” Maurice will be greatly missed by his family and friends. With everyone’s health and NY regulations in mind, the number of visitors must be monitored. Mourners will be asked to be patient and must prepare to wait outside the building. Visitors will be cycled through while practicing social distancing so that all may have the chance to pay their respects. Please remember, the sick, elderly and those with compromised health, should avoid public settings. A Mass of Christian Burial widistance. ll be held… Our Parishes are also practicing recommended guidelines, limiting the number of people that may gather in church. Seating for family will be designated, and friends will be allowed in as room permits, however, this will be limited. If you would like to attend the Funeral Mass, please understand that seating cannot be guaranteed and you should be prepared to observe from a Viewing will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2020 from 3:00 - 8:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY


3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 16, 2020
Hodder Farenga
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

9:30 am
Saturday, October 17, 2020
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States


11:15 am
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Calvary Cemetery
4902 Laurel Hill Blvd
Woodside, New York, United States
(718) 786-8000
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