Ann Downey, 86, of Tucson, AZ passed away peacefully on April 26, 2012. Born Ann Reilly she was raised in Brooklyn, NY along with eight brothers and sisters. In 1948 she married George Downey. They raised ten children together and stayed married until his death in 1999. In 1975 they moved to Tucson and ran a daycare business for many years. Ann, being a reading specialist, opened a tutoring center. She retired and worked tirelessly up to her death for Southern Arizona Right to Life. Her faith in God was so strong and the guiding mission of her life. She is survived by nine of her children, Maryanne Bone, Joseph, John, Stephen (Andrea), Therese, Rosemary, James, Miriam (Armando Soto) and Annemarie Wooding (John). There are eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. We will all miss her. She was preceded in death by her son George and her son-in-law John Bone. Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at BRINGâ€™S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church, 215 S. Craycroft Rd. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery. Please visit www.bringfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
215 South Craycroft Road
TUCSON, AZ, US, 85711