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John W. "Jack" Downey

January 18, 1947 - September 07, 2021


John W. "Jack" Downey

January 18, 1947 - September 07, 2021


Obituary For John W. "Jack" Downey

Downey, John W. “Jack” a resident of Billerica and Watertown formerly of Somerville on September 7th. Beloved husband of Regina (Daniels) Downey. Loving stepfather of David Martin, Michael Martin and his wife Sheryl, Kim Martin, Shawn Martin and his wife Meaghan and Scott Martin and his wife Darcie. Also survived by his son Brendan Downey. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Riley, Brady, Joey, Kylie, Chase, Colin, Dylan and MacKenzie. Brother of Edward Downey Jr. and his wife Trudy and Robert Downey and his wife Evelyn and the late Barbara Downey. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members. Son of the late Edward Downey Sr. and Pearl (Pforte) Downey. Jack was a Sergeant in the US Army serving in Vietnam and also attended Northeastern University. He worked as a meat cutter at Market Basket for many years where he formed many friendships and loved to cook meals for his family every Sunday and over the holidays. Jack was a proud grandfather who always made time to attend sporting events for all his grandchildren throughout the years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service on Monday September 13th at 10:30 am in St. Patrick Cemetery. Please visit to view an online guestbook.


13 Sep


10:30 AM

St. Patrick Cemetery 999 Belmont St. Watertown, MA 02472 Get Directions »
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  • 09/12/2021

    Jeanne and family... We are so sorry to hear about Jack. He was a wonderful man and a great Papa! We always enjoyed our lively conversations and salute his service and love of country. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have shared over the years. We send our love , Mike and Ellen Grady

  • 09/11/2021

    I am so try for your loss my prayers go out to your family. Jack was a great guy and will truly be missed

  • 09/11/2021

    Jeanne and family , so sorry to learn of Jack`s passing .He was a hard working and loving family man ! I enjoyed the conversations he and i would have R.I.P. my proud VIETNAM WAR comrade !! ED DENAULT

  • 09/11/2021

    Jack going to miss cutting meat along side you in Burlington Market Basket R.I.P. Tom Babcock

  • 09/11/2021

    Auntie Jeanie and family, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Jack. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace. Love, Bob, Doreen and family

  • 09/10/2021

  • 09/10/2021

    Jeanne and family. I am so truly sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting me know. I knew Jack for over 60 years and he was a great guy. He was the best man at my wedding. We were in contact within the last few years and I wish I had seen him more often. We joked in January about the both of us spending our birthday's in the hospital. Last time we spoke was in July when he posted a beautiful photo to Facebook of your beautiful granddaughter Makenzie, one of nine. Jack will surely be missed and was a great friend. I will always love him. Jim Troiano

  • 09/10/2021

    Jeanne so sorry for your loss, my condolences. He is now without pain. Sandy Janvrin

  • 09/09/2021

    Jeanne and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Jack is now in a better place without any pain. May you find comfort in all your memories. Dom and Rose DeSalvatore

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