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