Francis H. DavidsonJune 19,2013
Francis H. Davidson
BARRE — Francis Harry Davidson, a resident of Barre, Vt., succumbed to lung cancer on June 12, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Vt.
Born on June 7, 1941, to Francis Albert and Katie (Welch) Davidson, of Barre, Vt., Francis graduated from Spaulding High School in 1959, and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961.
On May 22, 1964, he married Joan R. Marsha, also of Barre. With the exception of a few years, most of their married life was spent in Barre.
Francis was for many years employed by Malnati’s Dry Cleaning, later managing the Lehi gas station, and then opening a candle shop, Wicks & Things, on Barre’s Main Street. Upon closing that business, he opened Country Things, dealing in antiques and collectibles from his home, until his health intervened.
Francis enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his friends and family.
He leaves his brother Stephen “Toby” Hart and his wife, Jean, of Montpelier; his brother Van Davidson and his wife, Denise, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Joan Hart; and many other beloved sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Francis was predeceased by his wife, Joan, in 2010; their infant son, Francis Aaron Davidson, in 1969; his parents; his sisters, Agnes Mailhot and Lenora McDonald; and his brother, Alexander Hart.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center Patient Activity Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT 05641; or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, VT 05641, is assisting his family in his arrangements.
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