Harold F. Davis, Sr. 12/23/2013 Thompson, CT

THOMPSON – Harold F. Davis, Sr., 83, died with his beloved wife by his side Monday, December 23, 2013 at home after an illness.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Josephine M. “Jo-Jo” (DeNardis) Davis; 6 children, Harold F. “Buster” Davis, Jr. and his fiancée Laurie Bowman of Webster, Josephine M. LaFlamme and her fiancée Bob Banks of Willington, CT , Thomas B. Davis, Sr. and his fiancée Andrea Bach of League City, TX, Norma J. DeFilippo of Maine, Elizabeth A. Beaudry and her husband Richard of Albuquerque, NM, and Kathleen G. Mayotte and her husband Jeffrey of Thompson; 6 grandsons, Gary Girardin, Jr., Jake DeFilippo, Thomas Davis, Jr., and Seth, Curtis and Chase Davis; 4 granddaughters, Angela Cahill, Shelley Girardin, Beth Suprenant, and Rebecca DeFilippo; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Lehrer, in 2011.
Harold was born in Putnam, the only child of Frank and Nellie (Chase) Davis and lived in Thompson most of his life. He graduated from Tourtellotte Memorial High School in North Grosvenordale in 1949. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving 4 years as an electrician’s mate first class on the U.S.S. Fulton, the first Tender to support Nulaa Fast Attack Subs, and the U.S.S. Niobrara.
Mr. Davis worked at and then owned the family business, H. F. Davis Shoddy Mill, for over 40 years before retiring in 1992. He then made deliveries for CAP Discount Auto Parts in Webster for several years.
He also served as a fireman and later fire chief of the East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years.
Harold was a man of strong character who worked hard and loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed good-natured ribbing, and had a way of making people feel at ease around him. Everyone could depend on him to help whenever needed. He kept a beautiful garden, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, and golfing; he was also an avid NASCAR fan.
The family invites relatives and friends to visit with them on Saturday, January 4, from 2:30 to 5:00 PM at the Thompson Raceway, 205 East Thompson Road, Thompson. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster, MA.

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