Edward Downing

Edward E. Downing

Friday, April 16th, 1937 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Edward Earl Downing, 82, of Thornton, died suddenly on April 6, 2020 at his home.

Born in Campton, NH. on April 16, 1937, he was the son of Chester Earl and H. Alice (Merrill) Downing. He grew up in and was life-long resident of Thornton. He attended the Thornton one room schoolhouse.

Edward worked at the former Franconia Papermill, in Lincoln, and as a truck driver for Weaver Brothers Construction and Wilkins Construction. Ed was a self-employed Logger for many years. He enjoyed spending many hours in the woods logging with his team of horses.

Edward was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served between 1956 to 1962.

Ed enjoyed the outdoors and farming.

Edward was predeceased by his wife Betty Jane (Latuch) Downing and his son Edward J. Downing, his brothers, Eugene Downing and sisters, Muriel Prescott and Beverly Hall.

Edward is survived by his children, Karen Downing, Andrew Downing, Rebecca Farnsworth, Bertram Downing, his grandchildren, William Fadden, Benjamin Downing, Kristi Letson, Derek Farnsworth, Alyson Kuehl, his great grandchildren, McKenzie and Camyrn Letson, Maggie Kuehl, and Colton Farnsworth, his siblings, Chester Downing, Lorita Goodwin, Raymond Downing, Guy Downing and John Downing, many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Thornton. Services for the public will be held at a later date.
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    Pine Grove Cemetery
    NH Route #175
    Thornton, NH 03223
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Judy Malonson

Posted at 08:18am
Ed Downing will surely be missed. I, Judy Malonson lived in Thornton for over 32 years and now live in Warren, NH. and have known Ed and his family a long time. Ed was a hard worker and so is Andrew and Bert.


Posted at 01:52pm
RIP Ed, you are loved, Dede and family

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