Richard B. Downing, Jr of Old Lakeshore Road passed away Friday evening April 16, 2010 at the home of his son John in Milan, NH following a period of declining health. He was 82.
Born on October 7, 1927 in Middletown, CT, he was the son of Richard B. and Edith (Hunt) Downing.
Richard grew up on a poultry farm in Killingworth, CT. During World War II, he served in the US Coast Guard.
He retired from Yale University in New Haven, CT where he worked as a tool and die maker in medical research and development department.
Retiring to Gilford, NH in the early 1992, he enjoyed spending time with his family and going out to eat. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene Lally Downing of Gilford,
Three sons: Richard Downing of Gilford, NH, Kenneth Downing of Killingworth, CT and John Downing and his wife Amy of Milan, NH
Three daughters: Leonora Olsen and her husband Owen of Moodus, CT, Louanne Hopkins of Killingworth, CT, and Loralie Handy and her husband Kevin of West Haven, CT.
A sister Priscilla Downing of Chester, CT.
14 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, several nieces & nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1pm Wednesday, April 21 at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway Route 3, Boscawen, NH. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin, NH