A life well lived
Jonathan H. Downing passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the age of 77 years after a courageous battle with cancer. He gave cancer a run for its money like only a Downing could.
A former Navy Seabee, licensed Architect, artist, entrepreneur, Alton Town Selectman, Levey park trustee, Parks and Recreation Commissioner and devoted member of the Alton Bay Community.
Jonathan enjoyed most spending time with his family and grandchildren (known to them as ‘Papa’) while boating in his Donzi on Lake Winnipesaukee and skiing the white mountains of N.H. He loved to travel and lived life to the fullest. If you were one of the lucky ones, he skunked you in a game of cribbage, raced you down the slopes and crushed you in a game of ping-pong.
He will be missed dearly by his devoted wife of 28 years, Nancy Stockman Downing; children, Jennifer Downing Mlinac and husband Matthew, Jocelyn Downing Robertson and husband Bryan, Julie Downing Monteiro and husband Dave, Megan Moulton Elder and husband Nelson, and Jillian Moulton; grandchildren, Leighton, Theron, Jace, Cameron, Ella, Brayden and Marshall; beloved Zoey and grand pup Z; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
A graveside service is planned for the family and public on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Old Riverside Cemetery in Alton, NH.
Charitable donations can be made on his behalf to the Town of Alton Water Bandstand Escrow Account (P.O. Box 659, Alton, NH 03809 or for electronic donations, please contact the daughters) to support the preservation and enjoyment of the water bandstand in Alton Bay.
Cheers to you, cheers to me… please raise that martini glass in honor of Jonathan