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Obituary of Meredith L. Downes Curtis


Meredith L. Downes Curtis, 45, of Syracuse, passed away on January 3, 2022 at Upstate Medical Center due to an accident.


Meredith was born October 13, 1976, to Leonard Downes and Rosemary Goodale. She was a graduate of Cortland Jr. Sr. High School, Paul Smith’s College and SUNY ESF.

She was employed at Bristol-Meyers Squibb as a Senior Specialist/Associate Scientist in QC Microbiological Control.

Meredith enjoyed spending time with her son, Wyatt. She loved animals, enjoyed attending music concerts, movies, shows, researching family history and traveling.

Surviving is her son, Wyatt E. Curtis of Dryden; mother, Rosemary (David) Tabone of Truxton; her father, Leonard Downes (Carol Buffone) of Cortland; and her sister, Danyel Downes Durbin of Cortland, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer.

Memorial contributions in Meredith’s memory can be directed to the Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Rd., Lake George, NY 12845 to help support responsible outdoor recreation and environmental education.

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