Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Carrie Martin Terranova Downard


07/03/1945 - 03/18/2018


Carrie Martin Terranova Downard, age 72, of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at her home.

She was a native of Westerly, RI and the daughter of the late Francis James and Sara Chisholm Archie Tasca. Carrie worked for 12 years at Wayside House, a woman's treatment center as a CAP while going to college and getting her Master' s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also helped women with alcohol and drug problems by providing housing, counseling and guidance.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Shawn Tasca; and one sister, Nancy Lamphere.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Downard; one step-son, Caine Downard; one daughter by choice, Debra Duby; two step-daughters, Stephanie Downard and Brandy Downard; three brothers, Robbie Tasca, Scott Tasca and Chris Tasca; two sisters, Lisa Layton and Sally Tasca; one grandchild, Morgan Tasca Mansfield; nieces and nephews; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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