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George Davenport Sr.

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George Edwin Davenport Sr. of Abington, formerly of Quincy, passed away July 20, 2014, at the age of 85. He died as he lived, surrounded by loving family. The son of the late Angelina and Edwin M. Davenport, George was the beloved husband of the late Bernice M. (Curran) Davenport; brother of the late Emily Luiz, Peter Davenport, Adele Cookie Powell, Edwin Jr.; and survived by sisters, Marjorie Mignosa, Dorothy Pinard and brother John Davenport. He is survived by 10 children, Brian, Joan, Bernice "Bunny", Patricia and George, Davenport, Sharon Leahy, Donna Libby, Joyce Harvill, Jeanne OConnor and Janet Coates; and by 19 grandchildren; James, Michael, Danny, Adam, Joe and Samantha Leahy, Richard and Jessica Libby, SFC Nicholas Davenport, U.S. Army, Kelly, Brian and Christopher OConnor, Douglas Coates, Trish, Emily, Tina, April and Zachary Downey, and Erica Brown. He is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A World War II Navy veteran, he worked his entire life as a printer for Franklin Print in W. Quincy. Quartermaster of Sir Thomas More Drum and Bugle Corps, he was a longtime member of St. Moritz Horseshoe Club and the American Legion. George loved gardening, bowling, playing horseshoes and teaching his kids and grandkids card games and was known to his wife and kids as "Mr. Wonderful". Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. Friday, there will be a service at the funeral home at 10 a.m., followed by burial with military honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For directions and online guest book, please visit dennissweeneyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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