Virginia A. Downs, 66, of Ogdensburg

Virginia A. Downs, 66, of Ogdensburg

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Funeral services for Virginia A. Downs, age 66, of 625 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00PM to 6:00 to 8:00PM at Frary Funeral Home. Mrs. Downs passed away on Saturday morning, March 3, 2018, at Riverledge Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

Virginia is survived by her three sons, James P. Downs, Jr. and his companion, Renee Wilson, of Ogdensburg, John Downs and his wife, Nicole, of Ogdensburg and Thomas Downs and his wife, Jamie, of Hammond and two daughters, Patricia Downs, of Ogdensburg, and Kathleen Liu and her husband, Tiansen, of Spokane, Washington; one brother, Steven Arthur and Lora Dewey, of Painted Post; one sister, Kathleen and John Hudson of Ruther Glen,Virginia; one brother-in-law, Timothy Downs and his wife, Marilyn, of Rochester, NY; nineteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Virginia is predeceased by her husband James and her parents, Arthur and Helen Drew Dewey.

Virginia was born on May 13, 1951 in Ogdensburg, New York the daughter of Arthur Alonzo and Helen Fern Drew Dewey. She graduated from South Jefferson Central School in Adams, NY in 1969. St. Lawrence Psychiatric Nursing School in 1972 and started working at the Ogdensburg Psychiatric Center in the same year until 1983. Virginia married James P. Downs on December 2, 1978, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, NY. Their marriage was then blessed at St. Mary’s Cathedral in July of 1979.

Virginia she liked knitting, spending time with the grandchildren, ceramics, and enjoyed watching the Young and the Restless, and the Hallmark channel.

Donations may be made to the Morristown Vol. Fire and Rescue Co. 1, P.O. Box 4, Morristown, NY 13664 and the Brier Hill Fire Department, PO Box 57, Brier Hill, NY 13614. Online condolences may be made at

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