Rev. Dr. William Emerson Downey


The Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ has received word that Rev. Dr. William E. Downey, passed away on March 24th in Germany.  Bill served as Co-Pastor of Edgewood Congregational Church (1972–1977) with his wife, Rev. Sabine Downey, who continues to reside in Berlin.

Bill Downey had been one of the founding members of the Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad.

Services are to be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Christus-Kirchhof in Berlin.

The family requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in memory of William E. Downey to Doctors without Borders.