Obituary of Lisle Ulric Downes
Plainfield, NJ – Lisle Ulric Downes, 85, died suddenly on September 19, 2022 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Born in Bridgetown, Barbados to the late Miriam Eudora Downes and Theodora Prescott. Lisle was a snowbird who spent time in NJ and Barbados throughout the year.
In 1983, Lisle moved to Staten Island where he stayed for eight years before moving to Plainfield. In 2015, Lisle moved back to Barbados and just recently, came back to Plainfield. A retired plumber, Lisle formerly worked for Barbados Light & Power and B.F. Hirsch in NY,NY prior to Independent Living in Staten Island, NY.
He loved anything to do with automotive, exercising, and he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially watching funny shows or joking around and reminiscing of the good times.
Lisle leaves behind his loving and devoted family; wife Mabel Downes and daughters Sonia and Sophia Downes, of Plainfield and sons; Noel of PA, Norman of Old Bridge, NJ and Christopher of Orlando, FL. He will be missed by his ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Wendy and Theresa, sister Joan Downes of Staten Island, NY. As well as his six nieces; Judy, Felicia, Lois, Maria, Shanda, and Yvette (deceased). He also was a cousin to the Downes, Tull, and Johnson families and brother-in-law to the Maloney family in Barbados.
Visitation will be held at South Plainfield Funeral Home, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 6pm-9pm and on Saturday, October 1, 2022 beginning 10am with an 11am funeral service. At the request of the Downes family, cremation will be privately held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lisle’s name sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) would be deeply appreciated.
Please note, for those that cannot attend Saturday’s service in person, you can visit Lisle’s webpage at www.SouthPlainfieldFuneralHome.com for the livestream link. This link will become live at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2022.