Lee Edward Davies, 70, loving husband of 43 years of Judith Comstock Davies, passed away unexpectedly in Gainesville, FL March 30, 2014. He was born in New Haven January 20, 1944, a son of the late Russell and Dorothy Loughlin Davies, and resided in Hamden and Naples, FL. Beloved father of Brenda (Edward) Byers of Lakeway, TX, and Brian (Lisa) Davies of Southington. Grandfather of Charles Byers, Erika, Kevin, and Paige Davies. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Allison Byers. Lee grew up in West Haven and Orange and graduated from Amity H.S. He graduated from New England College in 1966 and worked for the CT DOT for 3 years. He then came to Hamden to become its first Traffic Director, retiring in 2005 after 37 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Hamden-North Haven YMCA, and was on the Board of Directors for the Greater New Haven Transit District until 2005. Lee was an active longtime member of the Hamden Rotary Club, serving on many of their committees over the years. He was their President in 1994-1995 and he was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Lee enjoyed boating, being a devoted grandfather, and taking care of his grand dog, Niko. Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with his family Wednesday, April 2, from 4:00 - 7:30 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN, and are also invited to attend a Prayer Service on Thursday, April 3 at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park will be private. A celebration of life will be held in Naples, FL where his wife Judy currently resides. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Hamden Rotary Club, P.O. Box 185304, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Brian and Lisa our heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family members. We were in your father’s company only a few times but remember him as very cheerful and warm and we enjoyed his company. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I am sending my deepest prayers to the Davies family. I was a childhood friend of Brenda for quite some time. I have many kind memories of Mr. Davies who affectionately called Brenda .Peach.. Many fun memories on the swings and in the pool in the backyard in Hamden.

  3. I have many fond memories of spending time at the pool with Uncle Lee, Aunt Judy, and my cousins, Brian and Brenda at the house in Hamden. I miss the annual family gatherings at Christmas time in CT. Uncle Lee always seemed to enjoy discussing engineering feats with my husband and he enjoyed joking with my son, Lucas. With deepest sympathies to my aunt, my cousins, and their families.

  4. Judy Brian and Brenda I am so sorry to hear about Lee. I was traveling when you had the service and sorry I couldn’t be there to express my sympathies. Lee was a good man and great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Lee will be missed in the neighborhood. Sincerely, Cheryl Kasprzycki

  5. Lee was always an honest man. He got a lot done around this Town. He made things happen and did a great job! Always keep you laughing too. He could really string a sentence long. He has been missed around here. Linda Kasinoff, Engineering Dept.

  6. Mrs Davies, Brian & Brenda My family and I are so sorry to hear of Mr Davies passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

  7. My heartfelt sympathy to Brian and Lisa, and all of Lee Davies family and loved ones. I know Lee Davies only through the stories Brian has shared with me during our many years of working together, and these stories often brought us smiles and laughter. I am hopeful that all of these same stories will be thought of to help through this difficult time.

  8. We shall miss our annual get togethers at the Fireworks displays at Meadowbrook in Hamden with Lee and Judi. Lee was always a fountain of knowledge, and had many funny, memorable stories. Our condolences go out to Judi, and the Davies family. Vera Morrison, Hamden Town Clerk and Husband John.

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