Caroline  Downey

Caroline A. Downey (Fischer )

Wednesday, June 19th, 1935 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Caroline A. Downey, 84, of Brick passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Mrs. Downey was a Senior Housing Coordinator for the City of Rahway for many years before retiring. Previously, she also worked at the Rahway Public Library for a number of years. Mrs. Downey was a faithful volunteer at Rahway Hospital and always found time to help the veterans overseas. She also was a dedicated member of the Lionettes in her Lions Head South Community in Brick.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lived in Old Bridge, Danville, IL and Rahway before moving to Brick 16 years ago.
Mrs. Downey was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph L. Downey in 2003; parents, Charles and Emma Fischer; and by her brother, Charles Fischer. Surviving are her five sons, Wayne L. Downey of Lakewood, Scott J. Downey of Eugene, OR, Keith A. Downey of Roxboro, NC, Todd M. Downey and his wife, Sonia of Point Pleasant, and Brett M. Downey and his wife, Jenny of Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Russell, Renee, Eric and Dean; as well as a great granddaughter, Kirsten.
Visiting will be on Monday from 3-7pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A prayer service will be offered on Tuesday 10am in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery, 64 West Lake Ave., Rahway at 11:30pm
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 11th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, November 11th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 10:00am
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Kevin Ashe
  • Interment

    Hazelwood Cemetery
    West Lake Avenue
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Carla & Dennis Lopez

Posted at 10:17am
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Patricia A. Holmes

Posted at 08:01am
Caroline's friends and neighbors here in Lions Head South will always remember being welcome to come sit with Caroline on her front porch that became a gathering place for many of us. She especially enjoyed the variety of dogs who came along with their owners. We all will miss her.
Bob & Pat Holmes

Galatanu family

Posted at 07:44pm
Rest in peace, our dearest Caroline! We will miss you terribly! Always in our hearts and prayers!Love, Iza, Diana and Augustin Galatanu
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Posted at 04:30pm
So sorry for your loss, Caroline was a good friend, and neighbor here in the Poconos, we were constantly in touch. I will miss you my friend. loved your days in the Poconos, you are now with God and Your JOE>>>

Attached is your cabin in the Poconos, which you and Joe loved.

Ali, Angie & Reza Khademi

Posted at 01:40pm
Dear Downey Family: Your mothers kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever. She was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed.
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