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Robert M. Downing

Family & friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, April 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Robert M. Downing, who died on Thursday, March 31st at the CHA – Everett Hospital following a brief illness, he just celebrated his 89th birthday on March 5th.  A Funeral Service will be conducted at 12:15 pm in the Funeral Home followed by interment & Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Robert was born & raised in Chelsea to his parents the late Raymond & Lillian M. (Lewis) Downing. He was educated in Chelsea schools and was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1951. Shortly after high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953 after proudly serving his country. When he returned home from his service, he later met & married his wife, Theresa (Blundo). The couple moved to East Boston, where they raised their family. He took great pride as a husband & father to provide for his family. He worked for over 32 years as a Union Painter, District Council 35 in Boston. Throughout his career, he worked diligently as he worked in the newest buildings in the City of Boston. Robert was also a member of the American Legion Post #0462. Robert also enjoyed showcasing his talents by singing Karaoke at some of the local spots & family events and playing cards with his friends.

He is the beloved husband of 64 years to Theresa (Blundo) Downing of East Boston. Loving father of Richard Downing & his wife Monica of Brentwood, NH & Lynn M. Downing of East Boston. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas A. Downing of Dover, NH & Alexandra Downing of Portland, ME. Dear brother of Patricia Wierbowicz & her late husband Philip of Peabody, James Downing & wife Suzanne of Pelham, NH, Carolyn Butt & husband H. Alan of Revere, Richard Downing & wife Joanne of Woburn & the late Barbara Teodorczyk & husband Charles, the late Kathryn Ciulla & husband Leo & the late Donald Downing. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave. Waltham, MA 02451.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, April 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 5th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Donna Miller
    Apr 4 2022

    My prayers go out to the family. Rest in peace Dad l’ll miss miss you, love Donna

  2. Karen Stahl
    Apr 2 2022

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He has been a wonderful neighbor of mine for 10+ years. He was one of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve known. He will be missed immensely. May he be at peace.

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