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May 10, 1965 - April 11, 2023

Burial Date May 6, 2023

Funeral Home Britton Funeral Home (Auburn)

Place of Service Worcester County Memorial Park

Section Garden of Serenity Lot Number: 45Grave Number: A#4

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Stephen J. “Steve” Downer, 57, of Auburn, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in his home.

He leaves his daughters, Diann and Ashley Downer, both of Maryland, with his wife Maria Downer; his siblings, Robert Downer, Thomas Downer, and Catherine Vandell and her partner Joseph Belloli; a nephew, Shawn Vandell; and several friends.

Steve was born in Worcester to the late Donald R. and Joan L. (LaBombard) Downer. He was raised and educated in Auburn, graduating with AHS’s Class of 1984. He later received his Bachelor’s degree from Quinsigamond Community College.

He enjoyed his twenty years dedicated to the U.S. Navy, retiring in 2004.

In his free time, Steve enjoyed remote control airplanes, computers, and loved food, especially seafood and barbeque.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org/donate).

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Downer family from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Worcester County Memorial Park, in the Garden of Serenity.

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