Longtime bank teller, enjoyed time with grandchildren

Published in the January 26, 2017 edition

AgnesDowningObitPhotoNR012617-webMrs. Agnes I. (Johnson) Downing, age 99, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died on Saturday January 21, 2017, at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John J. Downing, with whom she had shared 59 years of marriage.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, she was the daughter of the late John and Hanna (Strom) Johnson.

Agnes had worked for many years as a teller at area banks.

She was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church in Lynn, and enjoyed reading, solving the jumble puzzle, and needlepoint. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by a son Edward J. Downing and his wife Linda, of Middleton, 2 grandchildren Michael Downing and his wife Nicole, of Tewksbury, and Kathleen Angelari and her husband Joseph, of Methuen, 4 great granddaughters, Emily Angelari, Sarah Downing, Hannah Angelari, and Abigail Downing, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also the sister of the late Wendell Johnson.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 10:30am in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 426 BROADWAY (RTE129), LYNN. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4pm-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 280 Broadway, Lynn, MA 01904. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.