Peter Marc Downs

Peter Marc Downs

Wakefield – Peter M. Downs, 65, of Wakefield (formerly of Portsmouth), passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep of a heart attack, on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home. He was born on May 18, 1955 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to the late Edward S. Downs and June (Fielding) Downs Spear. During his childhood , Peter enjoyed playing basketball and loved to water ski at his family’s camp on Milton Three Ponds, and hanging out with his friends in Portsmouth. Peter would share stories with his nieces about skipping school and his father’s friends would see Peter walking in town (when he should be in school) and go tell his father who was a well-known firefighter for the city and his father would go get him and bring him back to school. Prior to his retirement, Peter was a carpenter for the City of Portsmouth for over 25 years. As a carpenter, he absolutely loved working with his hands. Peter also enjoyed watching westerns, following New England sports teams, collecting swords and cooking for his family whenever they stopped by for a visit. Survivors include his siblings, Jill Downs Clark (Fred) of Wakefield and Steve Downs (Wanda LeBlanc) of Cape Neddick, ME; four nieces, Amy Burrows of Kittery, ME, Rebecca Dearborn (Andrew) of Center Barnstead, Erica Clark (Joseph) of Eliot, ME, and Sarah DeLiso-Downs of Lowell, MA; two grandnephews, Owen and Nikolai, and one grandniece, Heather. Services: A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Harmony Grove Cemetery (South Cemetery) in Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of York Dog Park www.friendsofyorkdogpark.org or by mail: Ann-imals Pet Supply, 1 York Street, York, ME 03909 to support the York/Kittery Community off Leash Dog Park. All that will be attending should wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
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Wakefield – Peter M. Downs, 65, of Wakefield (formerly of Portsmouth), passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep of a heart attack, on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home.He was born on May 18, 1955 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to the late Edward S. Downs and June (Fielding) Downs Spear. During his childhood , Peter enjoyed playing basketball and loved to water ski at his family’s camp on Milton Three Ponds, and hanging out with his friends in Portsmouth. Peter would share stor...

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11
Graveside
Friday, September 11 2020
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Harmony Grove Cemetery
South St and Sagamore Ave Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Friends of York Dog Park

Ann-imals Pet Supply, 1 York Street, York, ME 03909. To support the York/Kittery Community off Leash Dog Park.

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