Joseph Downes, class '44
The Union was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former President of the Union (1981-1982), Joseph Downes (class '44), brother of the late Desmond (class '46) and father of Vincent (class '82).
The death has occurred of Joseph Downes, Clonskeagh, Dublin.
Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at The Holy Family Residence, Roebuck Road; beloved husband of Daire and loving father of Kate, Leonie, Joseph, Vincent and Sarah. He will be sadly missed by his sister Sheila (pre-deceased by his brother Desmond and sisters Dorothy and Barbara), sons-in-law Stephen and Robert, daughter-in-law Nuala, grandchildren Jeanne, Peter, Andrew and Mark, Adam and Alex, Tom and James, sisters-in-law Margaret (Downes) and Leonie (Gaffney), extended family and friends.
Rest in Peace
Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday (9th February) at 11.00am in Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery.
For those who wish to follow the Mass online please see the following link https://donnybrookparish.ie/webcam.
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