Desire' Marie Downing
  • 42 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 2, 1969
  • Place of birth:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 3, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Chester City, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Desire' be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Desire' Downing, 42, born on December 2, 1969 and passed away on March 3, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 2nd February 2017

"To my dearest first born daughter.  4 years, 11 months  doesn't dull the pain.  You would be so proud how much better Gina is doing..  Caitlin is all grown up now and beautiful, like you.  Jimmy has grown into a handsome young man. Sad to say Rob doesn't keep in touch - but I am sure Ryan is growing up into a fine young man.  Des - not sure I can go on much longer myself - the fried, the pain is too much and overwhelming - I long to just tell you how much your life meant to me - I still feel frozen in darkness - days pass but they are meaningless.  I love you.  I'm sorry that I could not vindicate your life and put Mike Dorio in jail for what he did to you.  I wanted so much more for you.  You did it your way and that is what made you so special.  I still pray for one moment in Heaven with you that will hold be over until one day we will be one again.  A mother's love will transcend the worlds that separate us - nothing will break the bond - What's it like - is there really a tomorrow?  One day, Des, I will close my eyes and I pray that your hand reaches out and takes me beyond.   Love Mom."

This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 13th March 2015


This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 10th December 2014

"2 Dec 2014 - Happy Birthday Des - I miss you so much.  I am sorry that the Chester City PA police did a lousy job investigating and preserving the evidence - so Michael Dorio walks free.  I promise that I will ensure that your life is vindicated and that justice will be yours one day.  My gift to you is my love; your gift to me is your life here.  My angel watch over me.  I love you.  Mom"

This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 26th March 2014

"To My Daughter, Desire' - I have to learn to live without your presence here; taking baby steps as I move forward; a different strength is emerging; Michael Dorio needs to be brought to justice for ending your life here.  He cannot escape the truth of what he did. Des, piecing this all together has been painful - yes I know the truth.  He is a very sick and evil being.  It will happen for you Des - the truth - he can't hide.  Love U Pooch - Mom"

This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 23rd March 2014

"Des, today I swam laps for the first time since your life was taken.  I stood at the pool staring at the lane markers and I heard you whisper "Mom, do what you love - get in and swim."  I did - Thank you - I felt you swimming next to me.  I just don't want to leave you behind - your life mattered - its important that you will always be remembered and loved by those who knew you.  Love Mom"

This tribute was added by MaRia Rogers on 6th March 2014

"Dez; I love you so much.  You lived your life your way.  That I will always admire.  I'm sorry that I couldn't save you.  I brought you life and I will always remember that look of wonder in your eyes at birth.  You were the most beautiful baby ever - a beautiful child - a beautiful woman.  Your heart will forever beat beneath mine.  Love Mom"

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