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Paul Cook Downing III

March 2, 1934 - April 6, 2012

Topsham, Maine-Paul C. Downing III age 78 of Hubbard Lane died Friday, April 6th at the Hillhouse Assisted Living Center in Bath, Maine.

Paul was a New York State Bank Examiner for many years and had lived in New Jersey for 42 years.  For ten years Paul and his wife Martha vacationed at their home in South Berkshire County, where Paul’s family has a long family historical connection to the area.

For many years the family would spend summers in Harpswell, Maine and since February of 2005 the Downing’s have resided at the Highlands in Topsham, Maine.

Surviving besides his wife Martha Cornish Downing of Topsham are their four children, Christy Lopez of North Plainfield, NJ; Lindsay Schiafo and her husband Russell of Chester, NJ; Shelley Mazzarino and her husband John of Califon, NJ and Paul Downing IV and his wife Dana of Dunellen, NJ. A sister Nancy Brown of Pomona, NJ. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and a half brother and half sister.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14th at 10 AM at the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home 426 Main St. Great Barrington, MA 01230. Interment will be in Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074. Maine funeral arrangements are by the Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick, ME 04011 where memorial condolences may be expressed at