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November 7, 2020

Jean A. Downey

Jean A. (Ravida) Downey, of Weymouth, passed away November 7, 2020 after a courageously battling a chronic illness.

She grew up in Dorchester and moved to Weymouth many years ago. Jean worked as a bakery supervisor, in a clothing warehouse and a mailing plant. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the anchor of her family and life will be hard without her in it. She will remain in their hearts forever.  

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 56 years, Richard F. Downey of Weymouth. Devoted mother of Annmarie Callahan and her husband James of Weymouth, Richard Downey, Jr. and his wife Renee of Abington, Kevin Downey of Weymouth and William Downey and his wife Kerri of Weymouth. She received overwhelming joy and love, which she returned, from her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Daughter of the late Dominic and Isabel Ravida. Loving sister of the late Phillip, Dominic Jr. and Paul Ravida, Diane Richardson and Donna McDonough. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Thursday at 9 AM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street (off Route 3A – Bicknell Square).

A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM.

Burial in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

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