Marjorie A. (Moon) Downs

Posted Oct. 09, 2012, at 8:22 p.m.

PITTSFIELD AND NEWPORT – Marjorie A. (Moon) Downs, 68, died Oct. 6, 2012 at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Ellsworth, a daughter of Harvard and Dorothy (Glazier) Moon.

They lived in Surry on the Newbury Neck Road, and then for a short period in Lincoln. They moved to Pittsfield in the early 1950s so the children could attend schools there and lived in the house the family built on the Snakeroot Road. Marjorie attended Maine Central Institute and had worked at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter, and most recently worked as a driver for Penquis CAP. She enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by her husband, Carroll “Red” Downs of Pittsfield; her five children, Tammy Worster of Hartland, Timothy Kennedy of New Sharon, Trudy Kennedy of Princeton, Texas, Tony Kennedy of Newport, and Trina Mathews of Riverview, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Barry and Randy Worster, Jeremy and Shannon Kennedy, Aaron Silverman, Rachael Shelburne, Jessica Russell, Naomi Sanders, and Marie Fitzgerald; seven great-grandchildren, Emma Worster, Brook and Carter Kennedy, Francesica Silverman, Alyssa and Rosa Belch, and Connor Shelburne; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland, with the Rev. Buddy Gough officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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