William Davenport

William Arthur Davenport

Tuesday, June 1st, 1948 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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William A. Davenport, 71, of Plymouth passed away on Monday morning after a
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born June 1, 1948, in Braintree, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late H.
Winslow and Olive Davenport.

Bill was an incredibly resilient man. It came as no surprise to those who knew him,
that he fought this awful disease for so long, enjoying what he loved in life until the
final stretch. This wasn’t his first battle.

After decades, at the age of 57, he got sober and got a chance to live life differently.
In his late 50’s, he went back to college, developed a new network of friends, and
became a substance abuse counselor, giving back to his community. This was his
15th year of sobriety.

Bill often said he felt lucky to be able to spend time doing the things he loved. He
was an avid fly fisherman and hunter and an extremely talented artist. He enjoyed
gardening, listening to live music, and dancing. He had read just about every book
you can name, and he was quite skilled in the kitchen. Above all else, he was a
loving father, boyfriend, and friend.

Bill is survived by his girlfriend Peggie Delaney of Plymouth; daughters Rebecca
Davenport of Sebastopol, CA, Emma Davenport Dodge of Westwood, MA, Adrianne
Davenport of Goffstown, NH; son Adam Davenport of Brockton, MA; and 5
grandchildren: Josephine, Lorenzo, Jacob, Gavin, and Abigail. He is also survived
by his lifelong friend Jack Barrett of Kingston.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Bartlett Funeral
Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Private family interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Anchor House, 60 Cherry
Street, Plymouth, MA.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Bartlett Funeral Home
    338 Court Street
    Plymouth, MA 02360
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  • Interment

    Pinehurst Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Norwell, MA
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Private Condolence

Posted at 10:48am
Saddened to just learn of Bill’s passing; every time I saw him he was smiling, looking like a “sharp dressed man” and wearing those dapper dan shoes. He will truly be missed... May God Rest His Soul.

Bill Chatfield

Posted at 10:29am
I grew up next door to Bill in the 60s in Braintree and have many interesting and good memories. He has passed far too soon.

Frank & Laura Walsh

Posted at 03:54pm
Laura and I extend our sincerest condolences to the families. Bill was a fine man. I was proud to call him a friend. May he be restinging in the arms of God.

Lisa Grew Posted at 07:46pm

May you get the best spot at the fishing hole in heaven we lost a great man but heaven gained a great soul my prayers are with you all. Lisa Grew (former cumbies employee)

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