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.
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