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Amelia Cortesi Downey

NORTH CANAAN — Amelia Cortesi Downey, 98, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on July 1, 2022, at Braden River Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton, Florida.  She was the widow of the late Paul J. Cortesi and the late Joseph P. Downey.  Amelia was born in Torrington, Connecticut on August 29, 1923, daughter of the late Chester Vassella and the late Catherine (Godenzi). She has been a resident of Bradenton since 1991 after her retirement from Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. in Lakeville in 1988.

Prior to her move to Bradenton she was a resident of North Canaan and Falls Village.  She is survived by her son, Dr. Paul J Cortesi III of Torrington, her daughters Elizabeth C. Knickerbocker of Millbrook, and Cheryl C. Downey of Falls Village, two step children, Kevin J. Downey of Falls Village and Susan D. Gawel of North Canaan.  She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.  Burial and memorial service will be private.

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