Marcia (Dowgielewicz) Downs, 64, passed away Monday, August 12. Marcia grew up in Worcester MA. She attended the Bancroft School and Assumption College. She leaves her beloved husband Joseph Downs, to whom she was married 28 years. Marcia was devoted to her family. In her later years, her mother, Sally, moved from her home in Worcester and lived with Marcia and Joe until her death in 2005. Her parents Edward and Sally Dowgielewicz, and her two brothers, Eddie and Paul, all predeceased her.
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Marcia loved her patrons and work at the Hall Memorial Library and picking blueberries at their farm, Renaissance Ridge. She was a talented cook and gardener. Christmas was a magical time in the Downs house. Marcia decorated 12 trees in her home choosing from a collection of thousands of ornaments. Marcia simply adored being a wife. She loved her dog, Molly, and creating a beautiful home.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Her burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to end cancer at www.pmc.org, hit donate, enter JD0588 or Hall Memorial Library.