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June 25, 2013

Mary A. Downs

The Daily Star

---- — Mary A. Downs

ONEONTA — Mary A. Downs, 97, of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

Mary was born on Aug. 25, 1915, the daughter of John J. and Mary Folliard Downs.

She was employed as a secretary by the Hearst Advertising Service and the Reader’s Digest, retiring in 1980.

Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a volunteer at Fox Hospital.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.