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“I am so sorry for your loss. I am the daughter of George and Norah Downes. I was in Providence in June and tried to find Uncle Edgar. ...Read More »
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Downes, Edgar J., 87, of Sparrow Point II died Friday, October 2, 2009 at Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Inpatient Center.  He was the husband of the late Edna (Walker) Downes and a son of the late George and Mary Downes.  Mr. Downes was owner of Downes Garage in Providence for many years and also a diesel mechanic for Izzi Trucking before retiring.  He was a WWII Navy veteran, held his pilot’s license and was a member of the North Central Airport flyers group.  He was the beloved father of Patricia Carpenter, Deborah McGovern, Paula Costa, and the late Karen DeMarco.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and was the brother of the late George and Isabelle Downes.


 


His funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave.  Burial with military honors will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.  Visitation Wednesday 9-10 AM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main St, Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated.

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