Gabriel (Gay) Downes Kilcoole / Greystones

Gabriel (Gay) Downes of Kilcoole, and late of Killincarrig, Greystones who passed away peacefully on Saturday 22nd May 2021. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Dorothy Patricia (Patty). Dearly loved husband of Thecla Harding and loving father of Cillian and Ronan and adored Grandad of Mia, Eva and Peter. He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family, siblings Dermot, Josephine, Eugene, Valerie, Patricia and Gerard, Cillian’s partner Sarah, sisters-in-law Anne and Margaret, brothers-in-law Pat, Robert and Dave, Aunt Kathleen Redmond, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at the William Doyle Funeral Home, Kilcoole from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday with adherence to government guidelines. Removal from the family home on Wednesday at 11.20am driving to Byrnes and then proceeding at walking pace to St Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole arriving for funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by interment in Kilquade New Cemetery. Streaming of Gay’s funeral service: https://Livestream.absentfriends.ie/GabrielDownes

Burial service: https://Livestream.absentfriends.ie/GabrielDownes2

Gay was involved with many organisations throughout his life. He volunteered and gave freely of his time to his community. 1st Wicklow 2nd Dublin and 5th Wicklow scouting, Redcross, Civil Defence, Greystones Rugby, St. Anthony’s Football, Newcastle GAA, St. Vincent de Paul.

Gay’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team both in the community and in Wicklow Hospice for their fantastic care of Gay during an exceptionally difficult and complex illness. Many thanks to Greystones Cancer Support.

Date of Death: Saturday 22nd May 2021