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Gail Marie Downey-Miller
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Obituary for Gail Marie Downey-Miller

Collins Center, NY-

Gail Marie Downey-Miller, 56, of Route 39, Collins Center, formerly of Salamanca, passed away Monday (November 20, 2017) at Buffalo Mercy Hospital.

Gail was born January 20, 1961 in Gowanda, the daughter of the late Arlie Downey and Leona Marrano Downey of Randolph, formerly of Salamanca.

She attended Springville Griffith Institute High School, prior to her illness, she had worked as a dietician at the Gowanda Rehab and Nursing Center in Gowanda, NY and previously had worked at the Holiday Inn Express and Burger King in Salamanca.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grand-daughter; Korena Downey. Gail enjoyed playing bingo, cards and monopoly.

She is survived by her mother Leona of Randolph, a daughter, Amy (William Chadwick) Downey of Cherry Creek, NY, a son; Christopher (Keesha Kearns) Downey of Denton, NC, 8 grandchildren, two sisters; Cindy (Charles) Burdic of Randolph and April Jock of Fredonia, a brother; Harry (Tina) Downey of Holland, NY and Gail’s companion, David Steinmetz of Collins Center, NY.

Gail was preceded in death by her father Arlie, her husband; Percy Miller, a son, Eric Downey in 2006, a nephew, Jeff Burdic in 2013, a sister, Loretta Downey and two brothers; Arlie Downey Jr. and Monty Downey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on December 3, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Collins Center United Methodist Church, Zoar Road, Collins Center, NY. As per Gail’s wishes, there will be no Visitation. Burial Inurnment will be in the Collins Center Cemetery, Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph, NY.

To send a condolence log onto In Lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may made in her honor and payable to the VanRensselaer & Son FH to defray cost with her final wishes.

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Collins Center, New York 14034


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