Carlene J. DowneyOctober 27,2012
Carlene J. Downey
MONTPELIER — Carlene Joan (O’Brien) Downey, 47, of Montpelier and formerly of Lowell, Mass., passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Born in Lowell on Jan. 17, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and JoAnne (Kerrins) O’Brien.
Carlene attended the Boston School for the Deaf and was a graduate of Framingham North High School. Carlene spent her life happy and busy as a homemaker and raising her family. She later worked as a housekeeper in the greater central Vermont area.
A talented artist, Carlene also enjoyed writing poetry, spending time with her family and many friends, helping others in their time of need and was a longtime advocate and supporter of the deaf community in both Vermont and Massachusetts.
Carlene is survived by her longtime companion and fiancé, Kevin Hopkins, of Montpelier; her children, Crystal Downey, of Warren, Brent Downey, of Cape Cod, Mass., and their father, Brian Downey, of Fitchburg, Mass.; a sister, Staci-Ann Reardon, and her husband, Michael, of Land O Lakes, Fla.; a brother, Chad O’Brien, and his wife, Kim, of Davenport, Fla.; as well as nieces, nephews, many cousins and extended family.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com.
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