Nancy Clare Annich Downey, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Brookdale Senior Living in Ohio.
A native of Kingston, Pennsylvania, she had resided in Dayton, Ohio since November 2020. Prior to that, Nancy lived in her beloved mountains near Waynesville, NC since 1993 where she was a floral designer. Previously she had resided in Satellite Beach, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Norman and Clara Kokenda Annich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Downey Jr; a sister, Norma Gay Dale; and brother, Norman Braun Annich.
Nancy graduated from Geisinger School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and practiced nursing for many years, following in her mother’s footsteps. Nancy and Paul were faithful members of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesville since moving to Waynesville in 1993. Nancy was known for her love of all animals. Although recently passed she had three beloved cats: Prissy, Motley, and Murphy. She adored her "grand-puppies", Callie, Tiki, Abby, and Clancy.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Anne, and son-in-law, Leo Carraro, of Taylors, South Carolina; her son, Todd Downey; a granddaughter, Katherine Downey; four nephews, David Dale, Gary (Anne) Dale, Stephen (Margaret) Dale, and Brian Dale; grandnieces, Erin, Cynthia, Alison, Cecilia, and Haley Dale; and grandnephews, Timothy and Casey Dale.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts where she will be beside her husband, Paul.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tenth Life Cat Rescue, PO Box 178, Alpha, OH 45301. http://www.thetenthlife.org/
The care of Mrs. Downey has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.