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Daniel Downer

Daniel A. Downer

Sunday, July 12th, 1925 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Daniel A. Downer – 7/12/1925 – 2/27/2019
Newburyport, MA – Daniel Antoni Downer, 93, died February 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Frank and Marianna (Waszeciak) Dovenar. Daniel was raised in Brooklyn, NY along with his five older siblings, Helen Dovenar, Caroline Dovenar, John T. Downer, Peter P. Downer and Elizabeth Dovenar McKinley. Daniel attended the Merchant Marine Academy before serving in World War II and the U.S. Naval Reserve. He married Margaret “Peggy” M. Pray and raised daughters Susan E. Fischette and Carolyn A. Palenscar in Brooklyn, NY and Williston Park, NY. Daniel worked as an engineer for Bonds Clothing Stores and later for the New York Daily News. Daniel and Peggy enjoyed retirement in Cocoa Beach, FL. Daniel is survived by his daughter Carolyn, nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will also be held at Michaels Funeral Home in Middle Village, NY on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, followed by burial at St. John Cemetery also in Middle Village.
Donations in Daniel’s honor may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute at www.dana-farber.org.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Michaels Funeral Home, Inc
    Address
    79-22 Metropolitan Avenue
    Middle Village, NY 11379
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Michaels Funeral Home, Inc
    Address
    79-22 Metropolitan Avenue
    Middle Village, NY 11379
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 11:15am
    When
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 11:15am
    Location
    St. John Cemetery
    Address
    80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
    Middle Village, NY 11379
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Love, Christine, Joey, Devon and Grace

Posted at 08:29pm
Rest in Peace Papa. You will be greatly missed. We love you!
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Rob, Nicole, Anabella, Benjamin, Mason & Tessa

Posted at 01:01pm
Rest In Peace, Papa. We will remember you always. xoxo
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The Luke Family

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Rest In Peace, Papa. We love and miss you. Love, Michelle, Chris and Owen
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Brian, Samantha, and Charles Fischette

Posted at 10:17am
Papa, you will remain in our hearts forever.
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