Sean M. Downey, 32, of Ulysses

Sean M. DOWNEY, 32, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 in his home.

Born May 7, 1979, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of James L. and Sharon Scott Downey.

A 1998 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he studied at Drexel University for two years.

He was employed by the Laurelwood in Coudersport, Jo-Kar’s Restaurant and Downey’s Restaurant, both in Ulysses.

Sean loved music, especially the bass guitar and he enjoyed writing poetry, playing cards, and the WWE.

Surviving are:  his mother, Sharon Downey of Ulysses;  a daughter, Aurora S. Downey of Longs, SC;  two brothers, James S. (Beth) Downey of Cuba, NY and Ryan Downey of Ulysses;  two sisters, Angela (Matt) Kibbe of Harrison Valley and Chrystal (Jim Nelson) Downey of Ulysses;  three nephews, Dalton Kibbe, Preston Kibbe, and Brock Downey;  two aunts, Peggy (Charles) Schenck of Ulysses and Doris Kelly of Waynesboro, PA, an uncle, Bernard R. Hamilton of Corning, NY.

He was predeceased by his father in 1994;  a sister, Diana R. Downey in 1988;  an aunt, Betty D. Hamilton;  and an uncle, Lyle Kelly.

Friends may call Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aurora Downey at Northwest Savings Bank.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. admin says:

    The world lost a great man when you passed, Sean.

    I believe someone said, “you had poetry in your soul”. Nothing could describe my memories of you better.

    I still have the fake newspapers, songs and games we made up when we were kids. Those were good times that I’ll remember forever.

    It’s hard to even believe you’re gone, as are so many others.

    May you rest in peace, and God bless your family.

    ~Tim Hallman

  2. Mom says:

    My heart goes out for all those who were touched by Sean and his gentle soul….his family and his friends and those who hardly knew him, but met him and just knew he was a nice guy. Rest in peace Sean. May your soul find gladness, peace and joy that surpasses all you have given.

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