Lauren A. Downing

January 17, 1957April 5, 2021

DOWNING, Lauren “Noni”, age 64, of Dartmouth, MA passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Lauren Ann Downing, born January 17, 1957 in Wareham, MA the beloved daughter of Shirley (DaSilva) and the late Joseph Downing. She resided in Dartmouth, graduating from Dartmouth High School in 1975. She later went on to study at Emmanuel College in Boston. She worked for more than forty years as a manager for Shaw’s/Albertsons. Lauren loved spending time with her family and friends and found comfort sitting by the ocean or engrossed in a good book at the beach.

Lauren was a devoted sister to Kevin and wife Donna Downing, Shawn and wife Ann Downing, the late Joseph Downing, Jr., Michael and wife Manuela Downing, Linda and husband Jay Ablondi and Tonja and husband David. She was a loving aunt, known as Noni, to 9 nieces and nephews. She could often be found spending time watching her nieces and nephews games, lessons and recitals, crafting and baking. She enjoyed volunteering at the Boston Marathon and each summer she helped organize a Feast of St. Anthony in Marion. She was an enormously caring and generous person always willing to help her family and friends in any way. Lauren will be greatly missed.

A private memorial will be held. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations may be made in Lauren’s name to St. Anne’s Shrine Preservation Society, Inc. located at 818 Middle Street, Fall River, MA 02721. For on-line tributes, please visit our website at


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Janet Lachapelle

April 15, 2021

I was very saddened to see that Lauren had passed. She was my best friend in the 4th grade at Gidley school. Unfortunately, my family moved & we lost touch. However, I never forgot her. I still have our class picture. Years later, she came into the post office where I worked & recognized me. I was so happy to see her. Lauren, I hope you are now dancing with the angels free from the ravages of such a terrible disease. I'll always remember you my little 10 year old friend. ♥️
Janet (DaCosta) Lachapelle

Mark and Dawn Neves

April 14, 2021

To the Downing Family,

Sending love and hugs to you all. Lauren's bright smile and tremendous heart will be missed by all, may she rest peacefully.

Love Mark & Dawn Neves

Antone Costa

April 14, 2021

So sorry about Lauren. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find some peace today.
Antone Costa Jr. was your neighbor next door

Mandina (Molly) Ramos

April 13, 2021

To Shirley and family , my deepest sympathy. May your daughter rest in peace. Love Molly.

Mary Hallisey

April 13, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Mrs Downing and family. I don’t remember Lauren separately but I do remember the Downing family as a unit, a very beautiful unit. Whenever I have a memory of going to Fr. Kelly’s on Tucker Rd, I think of the Downings.

Cindy Connerty

April 12, 2021

Will always remember her as a straight shooter. I was a co mng. Of hers for 30 yrs. And her an I were always on the same page. I appreciate all she stood for and will miss her dearly. We sang Aretha Franklin's song Respect on Sunday mornings b4 the store open. Lv. Her. R.I.P. my friend

Robin Gomes

April 12, 2021

Dear Shirley and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of a dear friend that I have known since childhood, no more suffering for her. Rest In Peace until we meet again. Love Jean and Robin

Betty Vozzella

April 11, 2021

So sorry to you all I was the deli mgr laren would always catch me licking her packages of finger sandwich rolls red handed she would say where are you going with those Betty Boop I loved her dearly

clara tavares-silva

April 10, 2021

My deepest sympathy all the family....from Clara ....Lauren was a lovely person....worked at Silverstein's for many year ....Lauren always had time to say hello to me...RIP