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Morris W. Downes

September 6, 1953 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 66)


WATERBURY - Morris W. Downes, 66, was called to his eternal resting place on February 22, 2020. He entered this world on September 6, 1953, in Norwalk, CT, born to Morris and Arletta (Barrett) Downes.


Morris was the second oldest of eight siblings. He grew up in Bethel, CT and attended Bethel High school as well as Henry Abbott Tech. In the years after high school he tried is hand at many jobs. For some time he worked as a cook in an Italian restaurant and it was here that he met his beloved wife of 43 years, Sally. In his later years, he became a truck driver, working for a gravel hauling company. After retirement, he enjoyed playing games on the computer, occasionally painting and spending time with his family.


Besides his wife Sally, he is survived by his two sons; Michael Downes and Brian Downes as well as one grandson: Joseph Downes. 


A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00PM at Oak Lawn Cemetery located at 1530 Bronson Rd, Fairfield. The Waterbury Funeral Home has been entrusted with final arrangements. For directions or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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