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“Annette and family,I am deeply saddened on learning of George's passing. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you all. For over 30 years I have...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Rob Thibodeau - Brownville, ME

“Dear Janice , My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. May the warm memories you have with him ease you...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Kim DeLeire - Melrose, MA

“Words can't express the sadness at the passing of our kind and generous friend. Georges' generous spirit and sneaky sense of humor has given Kathy...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Bill & Kathy Davidson - Boston, MA

“Thank you George!...for accepting me into your family, for being there whenever we needed anything, for being a friend and especially for being such...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Brian Novello - Framingham, MA

“Growing up right next to George and Annette and their family on Virginia Rd, GD, as I called him, was like a 2nd father to me but also a great friend...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Erich Kresser - Bedford, MA

“To George's family I am so very sorry for your loss. George was a awesome guy and always treated you like family. May you rest in peace George. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Johanna Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA

“I knew the Davidson family when I was young... they lived two doors up from us on Adams St. in Waltham and I spent my entire childhood playing with...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Eileen Patten Oliver - Gloucester, MA

“George was the definition of a truly "good man". I will never forget his generosity in letting my family come to Schoodic Lake all those summers. ...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jen Thibodeau - Waltham, MA

“My heart hurts for you Annette, I know how much you love him. My second thought was the boys are together again, probably playing horseshoes. You...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Joni Dooling - Jefferson, MA

“I am so saddened to learn of your passing. You were my dad's best friend and my godfather. Our families spent alot of time together growing up and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer Dooling-Travis - VA

“We are so sorry to here about the passing of George. From the few times we had the opportunity to meet him he was a great man.Our thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: John & Deb Barnstead - Waverly, NY

“"You were my strength when I was weakYou were my voice when I couldn't speakYou were my eyes when I couldn't seeYou saw the best there was in...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Novello - Framingham, MA

“I am so, so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a gentle man with a kind word for everyone. I will always remember the card games at the lake....Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Dale Chapman - Bangor, ME

“Our friend can never be replaced, but will always be remembered. We're there for you "Davidson Family" ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tina & Joe Arsenault - Billerica, MA

“My prayers and thoughts are with you Annette and family. George was a wonderful loving person he sure will be missed. My condolences to all of you. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Natalie and Joe Difilippo - MA

“My prayers and thoughts are with you Annette and family. George was a wonderful loving person he sure will be missed. My condolences to all of you. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Natalie and Joe Difilippo - MA

“Sincere Condolences on George's passing, Thoughts and prayers are with you, Annette and your family at this time of loss..Ida ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Ida Belliveau - Friend

“George, you were my closest cousin. So many of my childhood memories involve you. I'll forever treasure the memory of the laughter and good times we...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Steve McAuley - Natick, MA

“So very saddened Annette and family to hear about George. Sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Ivan and Maryann Richard Amherst

Beepa xo “"Don't take for granted the love this life gives you.When you get where you're going,Don't forget turn back around.Help the next one in line.Always...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Julia Novello Novello - MA

“Our deepest condolences to the entire Davidson family on the passing of your wonderful Husband/Dad/Beepa. He was quite a man and will be greatly...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Joe and Kathy Chisholm - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. George A. Davidson, lifelong Waltham resident and son of the late Sidney and Kathleen (Rogerson) Davidson, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 23, 2018 after an illness. He was 66.

George was born and raised in Waltham, graduating from Waltham High School with the class of 1970. He married Annette I. Leger on March 25, 1972 in the former St. Joseph Church, served in the Army National Guard, and settled in the Cedarwood neighborhood of Waltham where he and Annette raised their children Donald, Janice, and Steven.

Much of George's career was with Polaroid Corporation in Waltham, where he began working as a manufacturing technician in 1972. He held various roles in manufacturing, coating, and instant film production until he left in 2004 to join Multilayer Coating Technologies in New Bedford. In 2007 he joined A123 Systems of Waltham where he worked in chemical coating for the production of lithium ion batteries until his retirement in 2017.

George spent his life dedicated to enjoying family and friends, remaining humble and kind to all of those he met. Whether it was a family cookout, watching the Patriots, playing touch football or a casual game of cards with friends, George consistently brought a smile, laugh, and unrelenting sense of humor that positively impacted everyone who surrounded him. He particularly loved spending time on Schoodic Lake outside of Milo, Maine, where over the years he could be seen driving his long time boat 'Old Betsy', playing horseshoes, or navigating trails with his wife and friends. George also had great pride and love for his many grandchildren. His positive presence, smile, and humor will be greatly missed.

In addition to Annette, his loving wife of 46 years, George leaves their children, Donald S. Davidson and his wife, Renee of Chelmsford, Janice K. Novello and her husband, Brian of Framingham and Steven H. Davidson and his wife, Kelly of Easton; his grandchildren, Gianna Irons and her husband, Corey and Brendon Davidson, Julia, Nicholas and Jack Novello, Grace and Olivia Davidson; his siblings, Sidney Davidson of Saunderstown, Rhode Island and Donna Donahue of Marlborough and the late Janice Call;also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember George's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, April 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning when his funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Penquis Valley High School, 48 Penquis Drive, Milo, ME 04463 ATTN: Athletic Dept / Jason Mills. A scholarship will be established at the high school to honor George's memory.