RICHFORD — Russell M. Davis, age 87, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans.

He was born Dec. 1, 1926 in Richford the son of the late Lucius and Mabel (Smith) Davis and was raised by Edson and Electa Bliss after Russell’s mother passed away when he was a young boy.

Russell was a lifelong resident of Richford. He was a graduate of Richford High School. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force during WWII. He was employed at H.K. Webster (Blue Seal Feeds) for 38 years full time and for 12 years part-time retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Richford United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #12 and a former member of the VFW and the Masonic Ledge both of Richford. He had been a member of the Richford Cemetery Association since 1948 serving as sexton for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Davis, of Enosburg Falls; his daughter and her husband, Connie and Raymond Lee of Richford; his sisters, Alberta Markerewicz and Thelma Pattee both of Massachusetts; his sisters-in-law, Audrey Hanson of Charlestown, N.H., and Mary Donna and her husband, Herschel, of Richford; a brother-in-law, Bruce Benjamin of St. Albans; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and the Bliss’s, Russell was predeceased by his son, Mark Davis; and his sister, Rita Thompson.

Russell’s family wishes to thank the staff at the Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls and the Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans for the wonderful care provided to Russell and his family.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls with Pastor Jon Bly officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Richford Center Cemetery.

For those who wish, contributions in Russell’s memory may be made to the Richford Center Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476.

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