Mary B. Downey

February 2, 1945October 24, 2018

Mary B. Downey, 73, of the Whiting section of Manchester Twp., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She was a Quality Control Inspector for J. Knipper & Co. in Lakewood for 20 years retiring in 2013. She was a member of the Ocean County Baptist Church, Toms River and was an avid reader and loved traveling. She enjoyed crafts and loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

Born in Orange, NJ, she resided in Whiting for over 20 years. Mary is predeceased by her husband, the late, Thomas Downey of 35 years in 2014. She is also predeceased by her brothers James & Donald and sisters Shirley & Gladys. Surviving are her children, Colleen Donovan and her husband Daniel, Thomas Downey & his wife Lisa and Janet Bond & her husband Kyle. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joshua Hikade, Zachary Hikade, Jacob Hikade, Amanda Downey, Hannah Downey, Rebecca Downey, Andrew Downey, Abigail Bond, Claire Bond and Amelia Bond.

Friends may call on Monday, October 29 from 4-8pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester. Services will be at 7:15 pm. Committal will be Tuesday, October 30 at 11am at Restland Memorial Park, E. Hanover, NJ. In Lieu of Flowers, the family respectfully request considering a donation to America's Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759.


  • Thomas Downey, Husband
  • Colleen Donovan, Daughter
  • Daniel Donovan, Son-in-law
  • Thomas Downey, Son
  • Lisa Downey, Daughter-in-law
  • Janet Bond, Daughter
  • Kyle Bond, Son-in-law
  • Joshua Hikade, Grandson
  • Zachary Hikade, Grandson
  • Jacob Hikade, Grandson
  • Amanda Downey, Granddaughter
  • Hannah Downey, Granddaughter
  • Rebecca Downey, Granddaughter
  • Andrew Downey, Grandson
  • Abigail Bond, Granddaughter
  • Claire Bond, Granddaughter
  • Amelia Bond, Granddaughter
  • She is also predeceased by her brothers James & Donald and sisters Shirley & Gladys.


  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Services Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mary B. Downey

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October 30, 2018

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mary. She was a friend of the Wagner family and she was always sweet and kind and had a good word about everybody. My heartfelt condolences to her family. Sincerely, Rosie.

Gloria Stephenson

October 27, 2018

Amanda and Tyler you have my heartfelt condolences. I will be praying for you all. Praise the Lord that your Grandma Mary knew the Lord and that you will be reunited with her some day.

Gloria Stephenson
Abundant Life Baptist Church

Amanda Ruffner

October 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Downey was such a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed! Praying for you and rejoicing in the hope of being reunited someday soon!

John Lugowski

October 25, 2018

Mary was a fantastic woman. She was a friend and co worker with me at Knipper. She was always smiling and always had a good word for me. I am so sorry about her passing.