Hudson – Mary V. (Kazansky) Downs, 95, of Hudson, formerly of Whitman, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Downs, who died in 1989.
Mary was born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Surville) Kazansky. She was raised in Dedham and was a longtime resident of Whitman before moving to Hudson in 1988. Besides caring for her home and family, Mary spent time as an operator with New England Telephone and Telegraph. She was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Schoolcraft and her husband Stanley W. Schoolcraft III of Hampton, GA; her two grandchildren, Merideth Schoolcraft of Hampton, GA, and Lisa Grady and her husband Brian of McDonough, GA; her two great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Alexis; and her niece, Anne McLaughline of Lowell. She was the sister of the late Anna Lepon of Lowell and Lillie Brown of Hudson.
Family and friends may attend calling hours Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, followed by a service and celebration of Mary's life at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery of Hudson.