Edward W. Downey

Born: Mon., Jul. 12, 1948
Died: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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KEY LARGO, FL/CLAYTON, NY ~ Edward J. Downey, 71, of Key Largo, FL, formerly of Clayton, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami, FL.

Born July 12, 1948, in Clayton, NY, to the late Ralph and Madeline (Betty Stage) Downey, he was a 1968 graduate of Clayton High School.

He was formerly married to Carol (Montante) Ramsey.

He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the US Army from 1969 until 1970.

Ed was a carpenter by trade and worked on many residential and commercial projects throughout his life. He would travel south to Florida in the fall and back to the North Country for the summer.

He enjoyed NASCAR and Drag Racing.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Terry Craddock, and their son, Kyle, of Clayton; his brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Billie Ann Downey, of Clayton; his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Mike Bechaz, of Gunnison, CO; his nephew, Jon and Cheri Downey, and their son, Hunter, of Clayton, and a niece, Julianna Downey, of Watertown.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Peter Downey, and nephews Jamie and Nathan.

Per Ed’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private gathering will be observed by the family on a later date.

Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.


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