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Claude O. "Cloggs" Davoy
April 30, 1928 - March 27, 2018

Croghan – Claude O. “Cloggs” Davoy, 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville while in the company of family.

A son of the late Claude O. and Hilda (Andre) Davoy, Claude was born on April 30, 1928, in Croghan.  Growing up. he attended Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked as a milkman, a logger/truck driver for Gerald Farney, and a machinist for Climax Manufacturing.

On January 9, 1950, Claude married E. Lucille Hunter at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan; as witnessed by Wilbur Davoy and Bessie Bezanilla.  Claude worked for twenty-one years at Latex Fibre as a paper machine operator.  From 1973, he and Lucille operated Davoy’s Custom Meat Cutting business on the Briot Road until 1992 when David and Annette Davoy took over.  At that time, Claude began working for Paul Lyndaker Excavating.

An outdoorsman and avid hunter and trapper, Claude joined the Beaver River Fish & Game Club and Jake’s Pond Hunting Club. Claude, especially, loved hunting for beaver.  Indeed, he shot trap on the Beaver River Trap Team for many years, and he took trips to Canada for twenty years fishing with his sons, grandsons, and friends.

Claude is survived by Lucille, his loving wife of sixty-eight years of Croghan; his five children, Sandra L. Buckingham, of Belfort, Michael O. Davoy, of Beaver Falls, Stephen J. (Cindi) Davoy, of Lowville, Gary A. (Lisa) Davoy, of DePauville, and David M. (Karin Gresslar) Davoy, of Croghan; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alma Rose Boshart, of Lowville, Eleanor Marie Campeau, of Croghan, and Patricia Golden, of Croghan; and a sister-in-law, Clara Davoy; as well as by nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by four brothers:  Wilbur, Paul, William, and James Davoy; three sisters:  Elizabeth “Betty” Roberts, Kathleen Aucter, and Martha Buckingham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan followed by a luncheon in the church fellowship hall.  A spring interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  Calling hours will be on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville for the wonderful care they provided to Claude, making them all feel like family.  Arrangements are under the care of the Scanlon Funeral Home of Croghan.  Contributions in Claude’s memory may be made to the Croghan Food Pantry, Main Street; Croghan, New York 13327, or to the Resident Activities Fund at the Sunset Nursing Home, 232 Academy Street; Boonville, New York 13309.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2018.

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