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Doris M. Downey, 89, Longtime Substitute Teacher in Easton

Patch file photo
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Doris M. (Twomey) Downey, 89, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Jan. 13, at West Acres Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late John F. Downey.

Born in Clifton, N.J., she lived in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Easton. She was a graduate of House in the Pines in Norton, and studied at Pembroke College. Mrs. Downey worked as a substitute teacher in the Easton Public Schools for many years.

An active communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Easton, she served on the Parish Council, taught CCD, and was a member of the church choir, where she sang at many masses, weddings, and funerals. She enjoyed being a den mother for the Cub Scouts, was an avid reader, and enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with all of her grandchildren.

Doris leaves eight children: John Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Paul of Brookline, N.H., Thomas, Joseph, William, Barbara D. Anderson and Patricia E. Webster, all of Easton, and the late Peter. She also leaves grandchildren: John III, Heather, Paul Jr., Lisa, Patrick, Thomas, Sarah, Stacey, Erin, Kate, Nicholas, Jared, Joel, Joseph, and Timothy; and great-grandshildren of Luke, Marco, Elle, Sean, Abigail, Hannah, Thomas, Jaclyn, Colin, and Teagan.

She was the grandmother of the late Erin M. Downey, and sister of the late Alice K. Brock and Barbara A. Twomey. Visiting hours were Friday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138), Easton. A funeral Mass was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main Street, Easton. Interment at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton.

In honor of Doris great love for music, donations in her memory may be sent to the West Acres Patient Activity Fund to sponsor music, 804 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA 02301. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.

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