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HUGH J. DOWNEY – With enlarging zones of practice wherein Dr. Downey has made his abilities as a physician and his value as a citizen evident and welcome for the pact decade, he has likewise established a wide range of enduring friendships because of an optimistic personality and his advanced methods and usages of the profession, at his medical office and home in Pittsfield. He is a son of Hugh J. and Sarah (McCann) Downey.
Hugh J. Downey was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, December 5, 1882, and the family removed to Adams, Berkshire County, during Mr. Downey’s childhood. He there attended grammar and high schools and afterwards, in preparation for his chosen vocation, matriculated at the Baltimore Medical School, now incorporated with the University of Maryland, where he graduated in the class of 1910, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Mr. Downey left in June, 1924, for six months of special and post-graduate studies at the University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He was resident physician at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, for two and one-half years, and then began the practice of his profession at Pittsfield. He is a member of the staff of the Boylard Memorial Hospital, a member of the American Medical Association, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Berkshire County Medical Society. and is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Pittsfield. He is a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Dr. Downey married Isabelle Anson, of Adams, Massachusetts, and they are the parents of Kathleen and Hugh J. Downey, Jr.