James T Davoy, Sr

James T Davoy, Sr

Death 5 Sep 2009 (aged 86)
Burial Watson, Lewis County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 66367907 · View Source
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James T. Davoy, Sr., 86, of 7156 Number Four Rd., Lowville, NY, died Saturday, September 5th, 2009, at his home, where he had been taken care of by his loving family who were by his side at the time of his death.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. prayer service at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass from Stephen's Catholic Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Daniel Chapin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Beaches Bridge Cemetery, Lowville.

Born January 22, 1923, in Croghan, NY, a son of Claude O. and Hilda A. Andre Davoy, he was educated at Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan and later attended and was graduated from Beaver River Central School in Beaver Falls.

He was married to Clara A. Andrews on March 4, 1943, at St. Peter's Church, in Lowville, by Fr. Murray.

As a teenager, he worked tending horses and was a barn boss for the Basselin family at their family estate camp near North Lake, NY. He also worked as a woodsman and in the early 1940's, went to work for Farney's Garage in Croghan. Throughout the 1940's until the early 1950's, he opened his own garage business on Bank Street in Croghan that he operated for a few years, owned and operated his own logging business, and drove beer truck for Nortz Distributing Company in Lowville. In 1951, he went to work for Payne-Jones, Inc., in Lowville, where he worked as a machine operator and color matcher until he retired in 1975.

Mr. Davoy was a lifelong communicant of St. Stephen's Church, Croghan, and was a former member of the Lowville Knights of Columbus.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed a variety of activities including fishing, hunting, trapping, and for many years owned a mink ranch. As an avid carpenter, he built his own home on the Number Four Road in 1957, and especially liked doing finish work, building gun cabinets and other types of woodworking. He also enjoyed league bowling for many years.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda D. and Murray Jantzi, of Lowville; a son and daughter-in-law, James T. and Alice Davoy, Jr., of Lowville; 6 grandchildren, Candy Kay Jantzi, of Lowville, Wayne T. and (wife) Robin Jantzi, of Boonville, Clarinda and (husband) Todd Chambers, of Lowville, Hannah Plato, of Lowville, Helicia Hoch, and Leonard Davoy; 4 great grandchildren, Wayne Jantzi II and (wife) Kailey, James Jantzi, Jacob Plato, and Jolene Plato; 2 great-great grandchildren, Ryder and Miriana Jantzi; a brother, Claude Davoy, Jr., of Croghan; 4 sisters, Martha Buckingham, of Croghan, Alma Rose Boshart, of Lowville, Marie Campeau and Patricia Golden, both of Croghan, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Three brothers, Paul, William and Ricky, and two sisters, Betty Roberts and Kate Aucter, all died before.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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  • Created by: C. Rose
  • Added: 2 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66367907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James T Davoy, Sr (22 Jan 1923–5 Sep 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66367907, citing Beaches Bridge Cemetery, Watson, Lewis County, New York, USA ; Maintained by C. Rose (contributor 47329884) .