Maxine E. (Downer) Fowler, 82, passed away peacefully at her home May 7, 2017.

She was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Freedom, the daughter of Fremont K. Downer and Genevieve D. (McDonald) Downer.

Maxine was a graduate of Freedom Academy. She married the love of her life, Stephen G. Fowler Sr., on Nov. 3, 1956, in Thorndike. Together, they raised a family of six boys on their dairy farm in Thorndike. Maxine enjoyed being a homemaker and devoting her time to her husband and sons. Her grandchildren always looked forward to Friday night suppers at Grammy's. She loved to shop and never turned down a good bargain and as her husband has often said, "there is only one Maxine, she is one of a kind!"

Maxine was predeceased by her parents; and one brother, Ronald C. Downer.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stephen G. Fowler Sr.; sons, Jeffrey D. Fowler; Perry D. Fowler; Stephen "Stevie" G. Fowler Jr.; Gary A. Fowler and his wife Jennifer; David W. Fowler and his wife Angela; and Gerald W. Fowler, all of Thorndike; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Maxine is also survived by her siblings, Bertha Maxim (Donald), Milford Downer (Gail), Allen Downer (Letitia), Clayton Downer (Jeanne), Carlene Bourgoin (Raymond), Rodney Downer (Linda), and Norene Linscott (Jeffrey); as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.

Relatives and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 12, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A private funeral service will be held at Center Thorndike Baptist Church followed by committal service at Center Cemetery in Thorndike.

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Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.