Michael Paul Downing

November 4, 1950September 22, 2020

Downing, Michael Paul “Mike” Suddenly at his home on Tuesday September 22, 2020, Michael “Mike” Downing passed away in his 70th year. Mike was an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish. He was a charter member and past Grand Knight of St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council#15116. Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Hon. Henry Edward Dormer Assembly#0861. The mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation half hour prior. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery to follow. Due to COVID restrictions we ask that book their attendance. Arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 1, 2020


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David Furlonger

September 30, 2020

I was actually a classmate of Mike in Grade Eight at Pius X. Then I went away to the Seminary and only saw him occasionally at Church when I was home on holidays. Then, when I returned to St. Pat's as pastor in 2002, I began to realize how vital Mike was to the Parish. Mike was involved in everything: the Knights, Pastoral Council, Visitation to the home-bound and St. Vincent de Paul. He was an Altar Server, a Lector, a Eucharist Minister, a member of our Youth Ministry and a willing volunteer for any project. And he did everything with a smile. Mike Downing was a good man and his absence will be deeply felt by our whole Community. May he rest in.peace.

Marie Landry

September 28, 2020

Micheal had a kind heart for my Developmentally Challenges son Joey. A Christmas a few years back I was looking for a Christmas button for my son "It's ok to wish me Merry Christmas". I seen Micheal was wearing one and upon asking where he had found the button Micheal immediately gave Joey (my son) one extra from his pocket. If I am not mistaken there was a fee yet Micheal refused to accept anything. I will not forget Michael anytime soon.


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