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Lagrange - Donald ("Don") Eugene Davie, 88, formerly of Fort Plain, NY, died peacefully at home April 27th, 2013, after suffering the loss of his beloved wife of over 60 years, Margaret in December 2012. We are comforted to know Don is now happily reunited in heaven with the love of his life, as he had never recovered from her loss.
Don was born 6/12/24 in Geneva, NY. and leaves behind his beloved children, Donann Davie Creedon, San Francisco; Diane Davie Westlake, OH; Donald Davie, Jr, (Lucy) Austin, TX and Megan and Bruce Chipkin, Poughkeepsie, NY. Margaret and Don had moved to Poughkeepsie a few years back when they could no longer winter in Florida, and were very grateful for the constant, loving care of Bruce and Megan and their children.
Don was a kind man who was a friend to all and always willing to extend a helping hand. He truly gave from the heart as a devoted husband and father . His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Michaela Creedon, San Francisco; Alissa and Reece Davie, Austin, TX; and Alexandra, Benjamin and Matthew Chipkin, Poughkeepsie, NY. He was survived by his brother Frederick Davie, of Geneva, NY, and caring sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy Mitchell, Utica, NY and Nancy and Joseph Devaney, New Hartford, NY along with many dear friends. Since he had all brothers, he had cousins whom he loved like sisters—Marge Legg Lockwood and Dodie Legg (deceased) and Barbara Greene (and her husband Tom) who he was always very close to. He was predeceased by his parents, Byron and Louise Turner Davie, Clara Hayes, an aunt who was like a mother to him and two brothers Theodore and Edward. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and wonderful and devoted caregivers Donna and Nicola.
Don was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who thoroughly enjoyed the simple things in life with family and friends and was always willing to help his family friends and community. While his family was young, he was very active in the Community, having served as president of the Fort Plain Board of Education, President of the local Community Club and various other charitable and non-profit endeavors.
Don thoroughly enjoyed being there with great pride to support the performances, athletics and achievements of his children and grandkids. Much of his professional life was spent in support of the agricultural business, and he was always fixing something. He loved his cars and starting with his sales career, he would always pile up the miles very quickly, requiring a new car every year or 2. Years ago, he always anticipated the annual Detroit unvailing of the new model year cars, and he was always one of the first to have one on the road. For at least the last 6 cars he purchased later in life, he would say "I guess I will buy one more car- it will probably be the last one I will have" and he would proudly bring home another new auto.
Don was in the US Navy in Bermuda in World War II and then also served in the US Air Force. After his service he attended Cornell University in the School of Agriculture studying agribusiness, before his cousin Marge introduced him to, and he married Margaret. He was employed in various sales and leadership capacities at Allis Chalmers, Agway, Harvestore, Investor's Diversified Services (IDS), and Lee Publishing. The world was a better place because this kind soul was in it. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
Calling hours will be 5-8pm Tuesday, April 30th at Timothy Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie. A funeral Mass and burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, May 1st at St Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Inc, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 30, 2013