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Phyllis M. Downing

Phyllis M. Downing, 86, of Falmouth, Maine, died February 24, 2010 in the Hawthorne House, Freeport, Maine following her long illness.

Born in Lowell,  December 30, 1923, the only child  of the late Howard C. and Ruth D. (Dubois) Downing, she was raised on High Street, Ipswich and was a 1942 graduate of Ipswich High School and a 1947 graduate of Simmons College.  For  several years she was employed as an librarian at Agnes Scott College in Georgia before going to work in 1947  as a secretary for   the F.B.I. in Washington, DC. She retired  in 1984 as an administrative assistant and relocated to Falmouth, Maine.

She was a member of the Society of Former F.B.I. Women.

She is survived by three cousins, Edward D. Sprague of Vernon, VT, Cynthia V. Knutson of San Ramon, CA, and James Burtner of Hampstead, NH.

Her funeral service was held Friday February 26 in the North Cemetery, Billerica. Arrangements were under the direction of the Whittier-porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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