Kenneth Davey

August 1, 1936 - January 28, 2021
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Kenneth Davey of Venice, Florida was Born August 1st, 1936 in Queens, NY, to Father – Andrew Davey

and Mother – Elizabeth (Mann) Davey. Ken attended high school and college in the New York City area

before his service to the Marine Corps where he achieved the rank of Captain. In January 1960 Ken

married his loving wife of 61 years Gail Ann (Gaitings) of Queens, NY. After separation from the Marine

Corps, he enjoyed a 38-year career with 3M Company rising through the ranks to Account Executive

before ultimate retirement in 2000. Ken and Gail raised a loving family and navigated many relocations,

transfers, and homes. Ken passed away peacefully on January 28th at his “forever home” with his loving

wife and family by his side.

Ken Davey lived a values-based life and set an example for family and friends throughout his

lifetime. Ken never missed mass. He once walked miles through snow one morning in upstate New York

to be on-time for Sunday service. Ken worked to ensure his children had more opportunity than he and

Gail. All five children graduated college and have loving families of their own.

Ken and Gail valued FAMILY as much as their faith and proudly attended thousands of sporting events

beginning on the little league field in 1966 with his children and continued into 2020 with his

grandkids. He loved watching his kids play football from the time his oldest son started in youth

leagues until his youngest son retired from the NFL. Ken attended holiday ski vacations even though he

did not ski, music recitals, races, tournaments, Grandparent’s Day, graduations, and presided over the

family annual Thanksgiving holiday which was celebrated in different cities each year. He and Gail

enjoyed cruises, beaches, tennis, golf, and friends through their years together but when asked recently

about his wishes Ken’s answer was typically, “let’s go see the kids”.

Ken is now in Heaven with his parents, brother Andrew D. Davey and sister Kathleen Riley who preceded

him. He is survived by five loving children and fifteen grandchildren: son Kenneth A. & Jeannette Davey

of San Diego, CA; son Timothy M. and Lisa Davey of Richmond, VA; son William G. and Cynthia Davey of

Fort Myers, FL; son Donald V. and Kristen Davey of Atlantic Beach, FL; daughter Irene M. and Steve Pini

of Windermere, FL; Michael, Rachel, Ragen, Cristofer, Livy, Carly, Kuki, Chloe, Kasey, Helena, William,

Dalton, Leighton, Alexis, and Cami. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on February 8th, 2021 at: Our

Lady of Lourdes Church on Center Road in Venice, Florida. Ken will be buried with military honors at the

Sarasota National Cemetery on February 8th, 2021at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests

contributions to The Tidewell Hospice Foundation at https://tidewellfoundation.org/. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements.  A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Address:

1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery

Address:

9810 State Road 72, , Sarasota, FL, 34241

 

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Timeline for Kenneth Davey

Born: August 1, 1936
 
May 21, 2001
Love Of A Lifetime!
Love Of A Lifetime!
 
January 9, 2021
61st Anniversary
61st Anniversary
Died: January 28, 2021

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The staff of Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory.

 

David & Julie Tranchita posted on 2/7/21

To the Davey, Our sincere condolences to your family. May you remember all the good memories and continue his legacy.

 

Sarah Callaway posted on 2/6/21

I’m so sorry for your loss Don. What helped me get through my moms death was knowing she was no longer hurting. I’m here if you need anything and praying for you and your sweet family.

 

Griggs Family posted on 2/5/21

The Griggs family is so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. We lived through Don's Facebook to see how wonderful of a man his father was. We Know by just looking at pictures he will be truly missed.

 

Timothy, Ginna, Mac and Corey Foster posted on 2/4/21

Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.

 

Martha & Dave Williams posted on 2/4/21

Gail With deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

 

CPH posted on 2/3/21

Bill - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Peter Lord posted on 2/3/21

Prayers coming your way Bill

 

LAWRENCE SCHARNO posted on 2/3/21

Mom and Dad enjoyed playing bridge with Ken and Gail and maybe a "little" talk about the Packers!

 

Moe posted on 2/3/21

Rest in peace Uncle ken

 

Colleen posted on 2/3/21

💘 you

 

Todd & Fabiola Frederick posted on 2/2/21

We offer prayers of healing for the Davey family during this difficult time. We pray that your hearts be filled with fond memories and that your family feels surrounded by love as you celebrate the blessings you all shared with him.

 

Sherri Nunneley posted on 2/2/21

Reenie—I am so sorry for your loss....keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. You will get through this. Lean on your family....his memory lives on in all of you!! Love you!!

 

Chad may posted on 2/2/21

Sorry for your loss Bill. Your father is in Gods hands now . Thoughts and prayers to you and your family .

 

Jason Ferrara posted on 2/2/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Thought and prayers are with all of you.

 

Maureen posted on 2/2/21

Always in my heart

 

Dennis Riley posted on 2/2/21

~ remembering Uncle Ken; a young guy at their wedding; visiting and babysitting when he and Aunt Gail lived in Fairport NY WHEN I attended University of Rochester; family get togethers, wedding, visits in Florida ~ your gentle smile and gifts will be missed - he and Aunt Gail made special effort to visit my brother Kevin and I in California for a memorable time. He and Aunt Gail were a loving partnership with lots of their family’s many activities and support. I will miss him

 

Douglas Malie posted on 2/2/21

So grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know Ken and especially for the last minute trip Don and I took to Venice a couple of months ago to take Ken and Gail for dinner at their favorite Outback where we raised our drinks (Ken had his hallmark Manhattan) to celebrate family and friends. It’s all about creating great memories.

 

Meghan Neumann posted on 2/2/21

Don, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad.

 

Tina Shreve posted on 2/2/21

Dear Tim, So sorry to hear the news. I will think of you and your family during this time. Prayers to all, Tina

 

Doug Gleichner posted on 2/2/21

I hope your family finds comfort in fond memories of your Father. Know that he is reunited with loved ones in Gods house now and will be watching over his loved ones from Heaven. I will say a prayer for your family that Gods love will help all of you find peace and strength by leaning on each other at this time.

 

Mark and Karen Rutland posted on 2/2/21

We are so sorry to hear of your father passing. You can tell he must have been a great man. There will always be questions wished you had asked and things wish you would have said. You will have flashbacks of those special times together. There must be comfort in knowing he’s watching over you still but from just a different place. God bless you and your family.

 

Terry police posted on 2/2/21

I am deeply sorry for your loss RIP Ken,

 

Marge and Chuck Ostrom posted on 2/1/21

Dear Gail; Marge and I are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family. We will miss Ken greatly. He was a wonderful friend. We consider ourselves fortunate to have known him and to have shared the years we all had together. Marge and Chuck

 

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