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Bruce E. Davenport

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Bruce E. Davenport

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Obituary For Bruce E. Davenport

Bruce E. Davenport, 79 of Rockland, formerly Hanover passed away at home on May 6th after a long illness. He was the son of the late Fletcher Davenport and Jean (Columba) Studley of Hanover. He attended Hanover High Slchool and graduated in 1960. Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after high school and was very proud of his service. After the coast guard he worked hanging drywall until he got a job with the New England Telephone Company as a linesmen. Climbing poles and doing repairs and eventually worked his way up to Foreman. After he retired from the phone company he took a position as maintenance supervisor for First Realty. He could fix just about anything and did it with a smile and his tennants loved him. Bruce was an amazing woodworker and loved working in his shop. He made beautiful things throughout the years and in later years began crafting his wooden pens. His knowledge of rare and unique wood was uncanny and his craftsmanship was exceptional. He loved music and spent many hours, back in the day, playing guitar around a campfire entertaining his family and friends. He loved his grand kids and they called him Pups. Eventually it caught on and he was affectionately called "Pups" by his wide circle of friends. He loved the Red Sox and Celtics with a passion. He loved animals and always had a dog. He loved to whistle, sing and laugh. He loved his workshop and all his friends at at the Sandpaper Factory....and the man was funny!

Bruce is survived by his lady and life companion Janet Russell from Rockland. His three daughters and son-in-laws. Kristen Davenport and Simon Phripp of Rockland, Kelli Young of West Bridgewater, Kendra and Dennis DelSignore of Taunton.

His 9 grandkids (The Pups -9)
Bradley, Zackary, Jeffrey, Lindsey, Morgan, Ella, Hannah, Tessa and Nolan. The late, great Harley. His sisters and brother the late Eileen Davenport, the late Maureen Davenport, the late Jeffrey Studley, his neices and nephews Julianne Shultz, John Schultz Jr., Maureen Schultz and Chris Walker and their families. His stepparents, the late James "Pa" Studley and the late Ruth "Ma" Davenport. Bruce's family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Bruce's life on Monday May 16th from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, 11am at Magoun Biggins Funeral Home. 135 Union Street Rockland. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation would be appreciated made to the MSPCA.org 350 s. Huntington Ave Boston MA.

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  • 05/16/2022

    I've loved you for as long as I can remember. You were there when I lost my first tooth! I love your laughter, your constant smile, twinkle in the eye, always a joke brewing. You made me feel so special and loved. You're a great man who I've admired my whole life. You will be sorely missed by me and so many who love you. Love you, Unk.

  • 05/16/2022

    We are (relative) newcomers in Bruce's rich life of family, service, love and friendship. Nonetheless his smile, quick wit, hearty laugh and genuine love and acceptance of fellow human beings will be sorely missed. He made all of us better just by being. Our hearts are with you all.

  • 05/13/2022

    Uncle Bruce just like my Dad I'm never at a loss for words. I have known you my whole life. I remember all our early morning fishing trips from when I was very young. You are a great Man and father. My Dad could not have asked for a better friend/ family than you. You will be missed by everyone that ever met you. I hope that you and Dad are enjoy your reunion and doing plenty of fishing. To, all your girls I'm very sorry for your loss it does get better with time, just always remember the good times and all the LOVE your Dad had for all of you.. Love Larry.

  • 05/13/2022

    I was trying to figure out what to say as I clicked on "share a memory", a smile came over my face and tears rolled down my cheecks, my mind flooded with memories of Dad, basketball in the driveway, swimming in the pool, teaching us softball, building the fort, riding on his motorcycle, playing board games., etc. I could keep going but you'd be reading this til Christmas. Love, hugs and prayers to my Davenport family. Love, Joelle, Dave and the Mercon Clan

  • 05/13/2022

    Bruce has been a friend of mine for years, starting when he had a woodworking shop in the Codman Building (now Emerson Shoe Lofts) in Rockland and then at the Sandpaper Factory. Bruce was always quick with a smile and a warm greeting-he always made time to talk. A very warm-hearted man and terrific craftsman. He will surely be missed here at the Sandpaper Factory. Rest in peace, my friend. Scott Ketcham

  • 05/13/2022

    Dad. I just want to thank you for always being there for me, making me laugh, and especially feeling so loved. You were such a strong man. I got that quality from you. I will forever love you and miss you. I love you Dad, Love Kel♥️❤♥️

  • 05/13/2022

    Loss of a parent who is also a friend, grandfather and mentor is a difficult thing and my heart hurts for you all. All my love to Krissy, Kelli and Kenrdra and the grandchildren, family and friends of Bruce. God Bless you all

  • 05/12/2022

    So many memories from the first question he asked, "Are you for real?" to the last "I love you". He will be sorely missed but always loved. Love you, sweetheart, till we meet again.

  • 05/12/2022

    Oh, dear Bruce. The Sandpaper will never be the same without you. Your sly smile and sweet friendliness helped made this place a real (crazy and gloriously odd) community. I will miss you deeply. Thank you for being part of my life.

  • 05/12/2022

    Dad, I still can't believe this is real. I still feel like I am going to get a call from you wanting to meet for breakfast. I miss you so much already. I will always look for your signs. I love you. Love, Kendi xoxo

  • 05/12/2022

    Thankyou Dad for always loving me...and letting me know every chance you got.

  • 05/11/2022

    So sorry for your loss , prayers and love for his family.

  • 05/11/2022

    I was introduced to your Dad many years ago by his best buddy, Dave Wetmore. Lots of laughs and memories with Bruce and David. I am so sad for your loss🙏😞

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