Ellen “Eileen” (Fullerton) Downey, age 82, wife of the late Ivan Downey, of Pleasantview Dr., Douglassville, died Friday in Manor Care, Pottstown.
Born in Ballymena County Antrim, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Lorimer) Fullerton.
Ellen worked as a Nannie in the Phila. area for many years, along with raising her own family. She was very proud of her heritage and always loved going home to N. Ireland.
Surviving are two daughters; Heather D. wife of Kenneth L. Schaeffer, of Amity Twp., and Sylvia M. Johnson, companion of John B. Deptula, of Ft. Mohave Ariz. Also surviving are three brothers; Robert and Albert Fullerton, of N. Ireland, and Herbert Fullerton, of England, along with 4 grandchildren; Nicole Bennett, Jennifer Kircher, Antonino J. Buto, and James Downey Jr., and 6 great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son; James Downey, and seven brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: American Heart Assoc., 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A., Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.