L. Marie Downs

L. Marie Downs, of Scarborough, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Born in Pembroke on August 13, 1933, she was the daughter of Lulu (Smith) and Dalton Carter. She graduated from Scarborough High School.

On Oct. 17, 1953, she married Lee G. Downs and after their honeymoon, they began their lives together in Scarborough, later moving to East Corinth. During her years in East Corinth she worked as a secretary at East Corinth Academy and Central High School.

She moved back to Scarborough in 1982 where she worked for many years at the Clambake restaurant. She was also a proud member of the Scarborough Fire Department Engine 4 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Lauralee and her wife Celeste Sartor of Scarborough and her son, retired Cmrd. Daniel L. Downs, USN, and his wife Ann of Warminster, Pa; granddaughter, Beth Downs of Norfolk, Va.; grandson, Matthew Downs and wife Sara and great-grandson, Wyatt Downs of Audubon, Pa. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Bondeson and her husband Ken, of Burlington, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; sisters Annie Grimaldi and Donna Hazard and brothers Ronald and Carlton Carter.

At Marie’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route One, Scarborough. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Marie’s love of children, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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