Terence M. Downes, Sr., age 69, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, following a brief illness. He was born in Queens, NY on June 8, 1949 a son of the late Nicholas R. and Anne D. (Trochak) Downes.
Mr. Downes was a graduate of Northport High School in New York and was a US Army veteran, serving two tours during the Viet Nam War.
He was an owner/operator of KDT Towing for over 35 years. He was also a Paramedic with Winthrop Rescue and a Boiler Operator for MaineGeneral Medical Center.
Mr. Downes is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan M. (Loecher) Downes of Augusta; a son, Terence M. Downes, Jr. and his wife Laura Simmons of Augusta; a daughter, Stacey S. Charest and her husband Mark of Augusta; two brothers: Dennis Downes of Simpsonville, SC and Kevin Downes of Palm Coast, FL; five grandchildren: Zander and Harper Ann Downes and Emma, Zoe and Haylee Charest as well as several nieces nephews and cousins.
Following cremation, relatives and friends may visit from on Tuesday, June 18th from 2-4 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta where a memorial service will take place at 4 PM. Burial will be at a later date in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
The family requests that donations in Terry’s memory be made to: The Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell, ME, 04347.