Oscoda County Herald

Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Downey (Sweeney)

Died June 17, 2021

Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Downey (Sweeney), 84, of Brooksville, Florida died Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, Florida.

Kathy was born August 1, 1936 in Lapeer Michigan. She graduated from Lapeer High School in 1955. After marrying her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Downey in 1963, she lived and worked in Lapeer until 1984. She then moved to the Mio area. In 2007, Kathryn and her husband, Jerry, moved to Florida to enjoy her final retirement years.

Retired from many years in the hospitality service, she was a member of the Catholic Parishes in Lapeer, Mio, Michigan and Spring Hill, Florida. She loved to go for long walks in her beautiful retirement community and watch Michigan football with her husband and sons. 

She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Thomas Sweeney; brothers, William and Jimmy and sisters, Mary and Donna, all of Lapeer.

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Gerald of Spring Hill, Florida; sons, Patrick (Lorri) and Paul (Dawn); grandchildren, Jordon (Hailey), Phoebe, Aiden, Caden and Acelynn; great-grandchildren, William and Stephanie all of Fairview, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lapeer, Michigan.

Arrangements by Downing Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Spring Hill, Florida.