Dorothy S. Downing, 92 died at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth following a sudden illness. Born in London England on June 26, 1921 she was the daughter of Edmund Thomas and Charlotte E. (Bonner)  Stirling.  She was raised and educated in London, also served as a Fire Department officer.

During World War II she met Thomas E. Downing and was married in England, and moved to the Ashland Bridgewater area in 1947. While in Ashland she was a member of the Ashland Garden Club, the Rebekah’s, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Dupuis-Cross Post #15 American Legion Auxiliary, and helped at the Whipple House. She enjoyed making dolls and ceramics.  She is survived by her son Stephen Downing of Northwood.


A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11am in Riverside Cemetery Fair Grounds Road in Plymouth.  Dupuis Funeral Home,  Ashland is handling arrangements, for more info go to