Patricia J. Downe

  • Died: November 1, 2020
  • Location: WORCESTER, Massachusetts

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home

61 Myrtle Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel. (508) 755-1500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Worcester-Patricia J. (Neville) Downe, 79, died on Sunday, Nov. 1 at U-Mass Memorial Lake Ave. She leaves 2 daughters, Kathi Downe of Worcester, Lynne Turer and her husband Spencer of Burlington, Vt., and 5 grandchildren, Zachary, Nicole and Marissa Gallant and Sydney and Sophia Turer.

Born in Detroit , Michigan, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Mary Jane (Bragg) Neville Jr. She worked for many years as a customer service representative for Macy's Dept. store. Patricia was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Worcester and was a member of the American Baptist Women of Central MA and the Mass. She was a Girl Scout leader for close to 30 years. and felt that it was important to teach girls to be strong and independent. Her love of nature led her to be involved with the Mass. Environmental Education Society and New England Environmental Educators. She was a member of the D.A.R. and spent countless hours doing research on her family genealogy. She also enjoyed doing crafts and movies.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 6th at 7 pm. at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. Worcester. Burial will be private, at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to:

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Chuck and I send condolences to members of Pat's family. My friendship with Pat was when she was an active member of the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Worcester, MA. We were raising funds to restore the Bigelow Monument on Worcester Common in the early to mid 2000s and Pat coordinated with me for the Girl Scouts to be in the St. Patrick's day parade.. A replica of the Bigelow monument was made and put on a float with Girl Scouts, DAR and C.A.R. Members marching on a cold winter's day in the parade. This was to promote our fundraising to refurbish the monument which was rededicated in 2008. Pat was a true friend and shared her patriotism and love of country. Chuck and Kay Kingsbury of Paxton, MA.

Posted by KAY KINGSBURY - Paxton,, MA - Friend   November 12, 2020

Sorry for loss. She will be truly missed by a former Senior Girl scout.

Posted by KIMBERLY CONN - Worcester, MA - Acquaintance   November 08, 2020


My husband Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We truly loved Patsy! She was my dearest friend for over 70 years and has always been "Patsy" to me. I will miss our many talks...often a mixture of happy, sad, content, and worried. We have laughed and cried together over the years. And Jim and I will miss Patsy's really funny emails of late and her sweet smile. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very sad and difficult time.

Sandy (Blomme') Calhoun

Posted by Sandy Calhoun - Sylvania, OH - Friend   November 06, 2020

Dear Kathi, Lynn and families,
Your Mother was a beautiful soul and as she touched the hearts of many, she will be greatly missed. I will miss her too. I feel so fortunate to have know her for the short time we corresponded with each other. Your Mom’s friendship meant the world to me. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Your cousin, Lilly

Posted by Lilly Erickson - Family   November 06, 2020

You will be missed. The Holidays and family events will never be the same without you. May you find happiness and peace.

Posted by Mark Gallant - MA - Family Friend   November 05, 2020

Pat, Rest in Peace. May your family have many happy memories to see them through your loss.
On behalf of The First Baptist Church Deacons
Deacon Facilitator,

Posted by D Lyn Stevens - Holden, MA - Acquaintance   November 05, 2020

You have our condolences

Posted by Sandy & Skip Turer - OceanCity, NJ - Family Friend   November 05, 2020


Kathy & Lynne my deepest heart felt condolences on the passing of your mother.

Posted by Suzanne Browne - Worcester, MA - Acquaintance   November 05, 2020

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