Bernard L. Downey, age 88; beloved husband of Jean Ann Downey; loving father of Patrick (Donna), Calland (Angie), Dennis (Tracy), Deborah (the late John) Larkin, Daniel (Cynthia), Joseph (Marybeth), James (Diane), Timothy (Elizabeth), Thomas (Margaret), Mary Ellen (Bruce) Rippe, Gerard (Barbara), and Bridget (Mark) Sommer; cherished grandfather of 41. Bernie was the founder and president of B.L. Downey, Co. of Broadview, IL. Visitation was held Sunday, January 29th at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, Downers Grove. Funeral Mass was Monday, January 30, 2012 at Ascension of Our Lord Church, Oakbrook Terrace. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com
Published by South DuPage Reporter/Progress on Feb. 1, 2012.