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William Colfax Davidson, Owner Of Law Firm In Port Chester, Dies At 82

William Colfax Davidson.
William Colfax Davidson. Photo Credit: Contributed

William Colfax Davidson, 82, formerly of Port Chester and Rye, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Brookdale Health Center, in Cumberland, RI.

Born in Port Chester in 1936, he was the son of the late John and Helen Davidson. He moved to Rye in 1977, later moving to the Brookhaven Condominium Complex in Woonsocket, RI and the New Pond Village in Walpole, MA.

Mr. Davidson was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1954. He later graduated from Yale, Class of 1958. He continued his education at Columbia Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1961, and in 1962 he received his Master's Degree in Law from NYU. He passed the Bar Exam in 1962, and practiced law for 36 years. He was the owner of Davidson Law Firm in Port Chester.

Bill was a board game aficionado, who at one time taught Bridge. He would also play Catan, Chess, Payday, Yahtzee, Monopoly and most games that would allow time with his family. He also enjoyed tennis, gardening, history, astronomy and had a classical music library second to no one. He will forever be remembered by those who loved him not only by his laugh, his smile and his sense of humor, but also by his hardworking, fiscally conservative nature.

He leaves his son, John W. Davidson and his wife Donna of Woonsocket, RI, his two grandchildren, Patrick Davison and Morgan Davidson; and his nephew Edward Davison of Spencerville, IN. He was the brother of the late John Davidson and Barbara Davidson.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Bill’s Life Celebration to be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 12 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, RI. Burial will be private at the Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd #200, Framingham, MA 01701.


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