Mount Vernon News
  • Eileen Downes

  • February 4, 2011

BRANDYWINE, Md. — Eileen Armstrong Downes, 89, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Jan. 31, 2011, in Maryland.

Eileen was a World War II Navy veteran.

She was the beloved mother of Cathy Brown, Norman Downes, Eric Downes, Bea Porter and Annette Duley; a grandmother of 16; sister of Evelyn Dudney and Lowell Armstrong; also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Downes.

Funeral services will be held Feb. 5, in Clinton, Md. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg. The Knox County Joint Veterans Council will conduct graveside military honors.

The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling local funeral arrangements for the Downes family.

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