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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Nina Mae Downing, 80, died on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center following a brief illness.

Born on Feb. 9, 1926, in Hoosick Falls, she was the daughter of the late Phylander and Louise Grogan Gates. She lived in Hoosick Falls her entire life, and was educated in Hoosick Falls schools. She was married to the late Francis Downing, who died in January of 1977.

Nina was a private duty nurse and retired from Allied Industries after working for many years in the quality control department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls since 1938, American Legion Auxiliary Post 40, and the Order of the Eastern Star 167, both for over 50 years. Most of all she enjoyed caring for her family and loved to bake and cook for them.

Survivors include her children, Frank “Fran” Downing and his wife Diane, and Robert Downing and his wife Cheryl, both of Hoosick Falls; her loving grandchildren, Jared, Brian, Corey, Autumn, Amie, Joshua and Nicholas, and six great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Gates.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., from Robert-Reinfurt Funeral Home on 72 Main St., in Hoosick Falls, and at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Pastor Don Nelson will officiate.

Internment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad, in memory of Nina M. Downing.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2006
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