July 31, 1935 ~ June 3, 2022


Resided in: Smyrna, GA

Claudia Ellis Davison, 86, formerly of Cheshire passed away peacefully at Woodland Ridge Assisted Living in Smyrna, GA on June 3, 2022. She was the wife of the late Robert Leeds Davison and the daughter of the late Earle and Ethel Buller Ellis. Claudia is survived by her daughter Suzanne Jaffe and husband Matthew of Atlanta, GA, son Kerry Davison and wife Joli of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and daughter-in-law Teri Davison of Cheshire. She is also survived by her four grandsons; Brandon and Alec Jaffe of Atlanta and Eric and Andrew Davison of Meriden. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her son Kenneth Davison, and brothers, Donald Ellis and Earle Ellis.
Claudia was born and raised in Hamden. She attended Hamden High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education from the Teachers College of Connecticut. She began her career as a first grade teacher at Norton School in Cheshire. After taking some time off to raise her family, she served as the school librarian at the Cheshire Academy from the 1980s until her retirement in 2002. Never content to sit around the house, she returned to the classroom as a substitute kindergarten teacher at the Early Childhood Center at Darcey School in Cheshire during her retirement years. Claudia and her husband moved to Atlanta in 2016 to be closer to her daughter Suzanne and her family. Claudia was beloved by all that knew her and was known to greet her neighbors in Atlanta with a warm smile and a cold pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
Friends are invited to visit with Claudia’s family on Friday, June 10th from 5-7 p.m. in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11th. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claudia’s memory may be made to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

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Visitation: June 10, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

Funeral Service: June 11, 2022 10:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

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  1. To the Davison Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. We were close friends with Your Uncle Donald and Florence. We enjoyed your parent’s company at their yearly gatherings. We talked about teaching, Hamden and Roy Orbison’s music. Those were the good ‘ole days.
    May the fond and loving memories you have of your Mom and Dad give you comfort, strength and peace in the difficult days ahead.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Paul and Rosemary Schaeffer
    Cheshire, CT

  2. So sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Cheshire Academy and playing bridge in our friendly group. I always considered her a good friend. We even continued speaking after she moved to Alanta. Claudia loved her family and was very proud of them.

    With my deepest sympathy to all of Claudia’s family.
    Pat Cunningham
    Cheshire, CT

  3. I was so sorry to hear of Claudia’s passing. She as a very good friend that loved her family with all her heart. We worked together at Cheshire Academy where we started our friendship. We were in a bridge group where we laughed and had a great time. When she moved to Atlanta I was sad to see her go, but we did keep in touch.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Claudia’s family.

    Sincerely,
    Pat Cunningham

  4. Very fond memories of Claudia from when our sons (Charles 1998) and Chris (1999) were at Cheshire Academy and we were active in the Parents’ Association. I am sure she had a lasting impact on the lives of many, many young men and women. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
    Beth & Bob Werner

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