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7/23/2013 10:59:00 AM
Richard C. Davis

Richard C. Davis, 93, of Bristol Mills, died on July 21.

Dick was brought up in Bedford, Mass. He was a Boy Scout who, after graduating from Lexington High School, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) and was stationed in Powell, Wyo. Following that, he worked at a dairy in Bedford, where he met his love, Marjory McAdoo.

Dick was drafted for WWII and spent the war at Langley Field, Va., Bar Harbor, and finally at the Panama Canal.

Dick and Marj married in 1945. When the war ended, they moved to Acton, Mass., where they raised four children. He started working at Colonial Press in Hudson, Mass.

Dick was involved in Boy Scouts with his sons. He saved his dimes to help finance a family camping trip back to Yellowstone National Park where he'd been stationed in the C.C.C. Camping was a big part of Dick and Marj's life. They traveled the U.S. and Canada, visiting and helping family and friends, camping all the way.

He retired from printing at Colonial Press after 31 years.

In 1980 Dick and Marj moved to Bristol Mills, restoring and caring for an older home, participating in churches, attending community suppers, and continuing their camping trips, even to Alaska.

Dick was a hard worker and always ready to give a helping hand, whether it was washing dishes or repairing things at the church, sweeping the sidewalks in Bristol Mills, or delivering Meals on Wheels. Helping family and friends was a way of life for Dick. He was a very giving and kind man who loved to meet people and who loved to laugh.

Marj planned Dick's 90th birthday party, but she died four days later. That was the greatest loss for Dick.

He was also predeceased by his parents, Howard and Gladys; and siblings, Arthur and Phyllis.

Dick is survived by his children, Janet, Donald, Paul, and Alan; daughters-in-law, Judith and Jeanne; grandchildren, Mary, Isaac, Zack, Johanna, Jessica, and Jason; and great-grandchildren, Julia and Ben.

There will be private family services at a later date.

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