Thomas ‘Tom’ Michael Downey

>Thomas "Tom" Michael Downey, 37, who grew up in Mason, NH, died un­expectedly on Friday, August 12, 2016. Born on June 27, 1979, Tom was the beloved son of Paul and Deborah Downey. He lived most re­cently with his twin brother and best friend, Pat­rick Downey, in Buffalo, NY.

Tom attended Mason schools, Cushing Acad­emy and earned a Bachelor of Science de­gree in Communications from Northeastern Uni­versity in Boston. Tom had a career as a journeyman electrician.

Tom came into life feet first and his path in life was rarely paved, but it al­ways led to family, friends and a new adventure. Tom was the person everyone could turn to, and his an­swer was always, "yes." His life’s gift was giving to others, always rolling up his sleeves to lend a helping hand and bring­ing smiles and laughter to all around him.

Tom’s family and friends will deeply miss the bright smile he always had on his face, his won­derful sense of humor, his limitless generosity and his huge heart.

Tom was predeceased by his mother, Deborah (Shay) Downey. He is sur­vived by his twin brother Patrick Downey; his fa­ther Paul Downey and stepmother Ann Gavin of Brookline, NH; his grand­father Clint Shay of Hardy, VA; and his siblings Paul Downey Jr. and his wife Lynda of Fredericksburg, VA, Jeff Marshall and his wife Elaine of Milford, NH, Lisa (Downey) Rodriguez and her husband Omar of Orinda, CA, Sarah Downey of Arlington, TX; and stepbrothers Austin and Zach­ary Blum of Brook­line, NH. He was a favorite uncle of seven nieces and nephews, Sean and Kaitlyn Downey, Meghan and Noah Marshall, and Luke, Marco and Elle Ro­driguez. Tom shared his love of life with his girl­friend, Sara Parke, of Buf­falo, NY. Tom also touched the lives of many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who will all cher­ish his memory.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 19, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Michaud Funeral Home Chapel, 32 Maple Street, Wilton, NH. A burial ceremony will take place Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Pros­pect Hill Cemetery, Old Ashby Road, Mason, NH.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom’s name to the Family Addiction Program at GNMHC, 440 Amherst St., Nashua, NH, 03063.