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Gayle L. Downing

February 12, 1950 ~ December 18, 2018 (age 68)



Freeport- Gayle L. Downing, 68, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.

     She was born in Bath on February 12, 1950, a daughter of James P. and Ethelyn (Spinney) Downing.

     She attended Bath Schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn.  She was a bookkeeper and accountant for Maine Poly in Greene.  She was also self employed as a bookkeeper in Greene.

     She was a devout Roman Catholic.

     She enjoyed Landscaping at her home and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

     She is survived by her son, Justin E. LaFontaine  and his wife Erica of Greene, two nieces, Susan Edwards and her husband Eric of Sun City, CA and Annie Mullen Couture and her husband Chris of Topsham, longtime friend, Leroy Buckley of Lewiston, three grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob and Anna LaFontaine and three great nephews, William, Chase, and Donovan Edwards.

     She was predeceased by one son, Paul LaFontaine on April 20, 2009 and two sisters, Suzanne Downing and Sherri Parent.

     A memorial service will be held January 6th, 3PM at Greene Baptist Church in Greene.  A gathering of family and friends will follow at immediately after at the church.  Burial will be at Old Parker Head Cemetery in Phippsburg in the spring.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Androscoggin Land Trust, P.O. Box 3145, Auburn, 04212-3145 or

     Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.  Condolences may be made online at

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Memorial Service
January 6, 2019

3:00 PM
Greene Baptist Church
102 Main Street
Greene, ME 04236


Androscoggin Land Trust
P.O. Box 3145, Auburn ME 04212-3145

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