Brian F. Downey, age 39

of Braintree

Brian F. Downey, age 39

Brian F. Downey, age 39, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died, Monday, November 1, 2021, at home.

Brian was born in Boston, raised and educated in Quincy. He attended North Quincy High School. He lived in Braintree for over ten years, previously in Quincy for all of his life.

Brian was employed as a marine mechanic for many years.

He loved boating and spending time on the water. Brian also had a passion for cars and enjoyed detailing them, an interest he shared with his son, Anthony. He was an avid fan of the Boston Bruins. He enjoyed caring for and spending time with his dogs.

Beloved longtime companion of Meredith A. Marini.

Devoted father of Anthony N. Downey, Andrina M. Marini, and Olivia R. Marini.

Cherished son of Frances A. (Lynch) Downey of Brockton and the late Paul J. Downey.

Loving brother of Elizabeth A. “Beth” Sulger and her husband Joshua of Carver, and loving uncle of Amy Downey-Whalen, Shane M. Sulger, and Madeline R. Sulger.

Brian is also survived by his dear uncle and best friend, James T. Downey, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and the Marini family.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, November 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy, on Friday, November 5, at 9 a.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Anthony N. Downey Benefit Account, c/o South Shore Bank, 1010 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184.


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  • Rest in Peace Brian

  • Beth and family I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • So very sorry

  • Beth and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!!!! Let us know if you need anything!!! God Bless!!!!!

  • Beth and family, I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  • Meredith,

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and the children.


  • I’m so sorry for your loss Meredith ❤️🌹❤️

  • Grieving with you from afar and sending so much love to you Meredith, Andrina, Olivia, and Anthony. Prayers for comfort and peace as you deal with this loss. ❤

  • Meredith and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian prayers for you and the family

  • Rest easy Brian

  • Brian was an awesome person and may he rest in piece ❤️

  • RIP Brian, fly with the Angels. Prayers and well wishes to all who loved you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my heart and prayers

  • Brian was a good person, my condolences to him and the family.

  • So sorry for your loss Meredith

  • Brian wow I can’t believe you are gone! RIP my best friend for the better part of 15 years of our lives. You taught me how to detail you also taught loyalty. I have so many great memories of us on your mustang and especially the 99 Cobra. I have so many great memories of hanging out with you and Cara and your whole family. We spent many Holidays together. Unfortunately life happened we went our separate ways and I moved to Florida. I am so sorry for your wife Meredith and your son Anthony! I will forever have a place for you in my heart.