In Memory of






Obituary for Anna T. "Tesa" Downs (Marie)

Anna T. “Tesa” Downs, 96, beloved wife of the late James W. Downs formerly of Carolina, Rhode Island, died peacefully on November 10, 2018 at the Royal Westerly Nursing Home.

Born in Stonington, CT she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Marie.

Tesa had been employed as an executive secretary at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics. She was an active member of St. Mary’s parish in Carolina, RI.

She was predeceased by her siblings Francis “Cappy” Marie, Marietta Marie, Katherine Gilbert, Pinky Cedio and Joseph Marie.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service on Thursday at 11am at White Brook Cemetery, Pine Hill Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tesa’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Route 112, Carolina, RI 02812. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit

The family wishes to thank the staff at Chestnut Cottage at the Elms and the Royal Westerly Nursing Home for their kindness and care.