Kevin Downs

Obituary of Kevin Patrick Downs

Kevin Patrick “Spyder” Downs, 62, of Main Street, Keeseville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the North Country following a lengthy fight with Multiple Myeloma Cancer. He was the proud husband of Jill Downs of Kanata, Ontario and was born to Janet and Jerome Downs of Peru, NY. Besides his wife Jill, Kevin is survived by his step-son, Austin; uncle, Mike of Westport; aunt, Ruth of Virginia; cousins, Jennifer, Kate, and Matt; in-laws, Pat and Wayne Winchester of New Brunswick; and a sister, Karen. His mother and father, Janet and Jerome; aunt, Jeanne (Michael), uncle, Tom (Ruth), both sets of grandparents, Agnes and Edgar Downs and Madeline and Ernest LaPine all predeceased Kevin. Kevin loved autumn, the outdoors, his family, Keene Valley, traveling with his family, sports, Fish Creek, and his extended family, friends, and members of his beloved Iceman softball team. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a 1978 graduate from Peru High School and a 1982 graduate of the NYS Ranger School at Wanakena, NY. After numerous jobs, Kevin worked for the AuSable Club, was a Correction Officer at Sing Sing (Ossining Correctional), then finally as a construction Engineer for 33 years with NYS Department of Transportation out of Watertown, then Albany, NY. Kevin was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. Special thanks to Hospice of the North Country, Dr.’s and nurses from CVPH and the Vermont Health Network and to Pleasant Corners Restaurant. Smile everyone, spread the love! Irish eyes are smiling on you too! Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Funeral Service will follow at 7 PM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William G. Reamer, officiating. Burial in Norton Cemetery, Keene, will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.
Thursday
4
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States
Thursday
4
August

Funeral Service

7:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Norton Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Keene , New York, United States
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