NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

July 27, 2013

Eileen F. (O'Reilly) Downey


Plum Island, Newbury — Eileen Frances (O’Reilly) Downey, died peacefully late Thursday evening at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill. She was a longtime Plum Island resident since relocating from Melrose for retirement.

Born in Hartford, Conn., December 15, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Terence and Helen (McCarthy) O’Reilly.

The devoted wife of 53 years of Wolcott Downey, Eileen was a dedicated mother and very proud grandmother of two grandsons. She felt truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and thankful for all the joy and happiness they brought to her life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Linda Downey of Woburn; two sons, Gerald Downey of Haverhill and George Downey of Arlington, along with his wife, Jessica, and her two grandsons, Matthew and Jeffrey. They will forever treasure all the heartwarming memories she has left with them.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services and interment in Saint Mary’s Cemetery will be private for the family.