Richard A. Downey


Richard A. Downey, age 80, of Paramus, NJ passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born and raised in New York City, he resided in Paramus since 1967.  Rich enjoyed swimming, days at the beach, music, traveling and time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Prior to retiring, he was a driver with Atlas Van Lines in New York for many years.

Beloved husband of the late J. Linda (Lynch) Downey.  Loving and devoted father of James Downey and predeceased wife Carol, John Downey and wife Joan, Lisa Jensen and husband Bryan, Lois Wood and husband Bill and the late Michael Downey.  Cherished grandfather of nine.  Adored great-grandfather of three.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, May 14, 2021, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A funeral service is planned for Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1 pm at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

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Ray and family so sorry for your loss!
Chris and Jacquie Weinhold
I am truly sorry for your loss of a wonderful man with a heart of gold who I truly loved I made me laugh and giggle when I was around him. He had a sense of humor that would make you laugh or cry he will truly be missed love always and forever Laurie Beyer
Laurie Beyer
Richie you are missed and will always be remembered.
Glenn LaBoda
Lois I’m so sorry for your loss. Give my condolences to you and your family
Ed Foley
I'm sure your Dad is already in heaven with Linda and Michael giving each other big hugs. Try to think of all the good memories from the past, it will help you get through this terrible grieving time. Love to all and praying for your whole family. God speed Rich.
Pat & Beny Reyes
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