Laurence Downes

Obituary of Laurence Downes

Mr. Laurence F. Downes, age 82, of Hernando, Florida, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2012, in Hernando, Florida. The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at The Church of Saint David the King, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Saint David the King. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Online condolences may be sent to matherhodge.com. Larry was born on January 2, 1930 in Queens, N.Y., and was the son of the late William and Mary (McGowan) Downes. He was an Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He was also the President of Fulfillment Service Incorporated, a distribution company in New Jersey that he founded and former President of the Fulfillment Management Association. Larry moved from Vernon, New Jersey to Hernando, Florida in 2005. His hobbies included playing Sudoku and the lottery. He was an avid fan of the NY Rangers. Larry was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and Saint Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto, Florida. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas, and his sisters, Mary and Nancy. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen (Hart) of Hernando; two sons, Laurence M. and his wife Carol of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, Terence and his wife Corrine of Canyon Country, California and daughter Susie of Hernando, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tom and his wife Kate, Richie and Meg, Elizabeth and Alexandra; two great grandsons Rafe and Jake; and his beloved dogs, Daisy and Charlie. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, P.O. Box 95, Mendham New Jersey 07944-0095 Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton
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