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Suzanne Downing

December 4, 1946 ~ November 27, 2018 (age 71)

Topsham- Suzanne Downing, 71, of River Road died Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

     She was born in Bath on December 4, 1946, a daughter of James P. from Lawrence, MA and Ethelyn (Spinney) Downing from Phippsburg, ME.

     She attended Bath schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn.  She was employed at Central Maine Power in Lewiston for about eight years and she was later employed as secretary to the president of Key Bank in Portland. Raising both girls was the most joyful and best part of her life.

     She enjoyed ballets, the Maine State Music Theater, swimming and collecting and cooking gourmet recipes.  She loved going to the coast, traveling and took many trips to Europe.

     Suzanne was a volunteer at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

     She is survived by two daughters, Susanne “Susie” Bachmann DeVenere of Sun City, CA and Annie Mullen Couture and her husband Chris of Topsham, one sister, Gayle Downing of Freeport, one nephew, Justin LaFontaine of Greene and one niece, Susan Edwards of Los Altos Hills, CA.

     She was predeceased by one sister, Sharon “Sherry” Parent.

     Burial will be at Old Parker Head Cemetery in Phippsburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Midcoast Humane, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 04011.

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


Donations may be made to:

Midcoast Humane
190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick ME 04011
Web: http://www.midcoasthumane.org


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