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Shirley L. Downey
November 03, 2019


Shirley L. Downey, age 87, passed away on Nov. 3, 2019 at the Holyoke Health Care Center. She was born on June 30, 1932 in Springfield, a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Bertha H. (Rogers) Downey. She was a communicant of the former Assumption Parish and lived in Chicopee for the past 27 years. Shirley worked as a hostess and Assistant Manager for Bickford’s Pancake House for 42 years, where she met many good friends. She is survived by her much loved sister, Theresa Lefebvre and her husband Al of South Hadley; her sister-in-law Nina Downey; a special nephew Jim Martin and his wife Adrienne along with their children Adrianna and Jimmy; a nephew Bob Lefebvre; a very special godson, Larry and his wife Terry; many cousins who she loved dearly and close friends that showed her continuous love. She is predeceased by her brother Joseph Downey who passed away in 2018. Calling hours will be held on the morning of the funeral, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM at the Grise Funeral Home, 280 Springfield St, Chicopee followed by a Memorial Mass in Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Assumption Church at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in St Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Grisé Funeral Home
280 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013