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Sam Davis


Sam Davis, 73, of Franklin, died unexpectedly at Franklin Regional Hospital on Jan. 13, 2020.


He was born in Franklin on Jan. 15, 1946 the son of Alvin and Caroline (Leighton) Davis.  Sam was a lifelong Franklin resident. 

Several years ago, he was employed at the JP Stevens Co.  He later was manager at Sanel Auto Parts in Franklin where he worked for 47 years.


Sam was a member of Franklin Fire Dept. Ladder Co. #1 in Franklin for 52 years.  He retired as Captain in 2019.  


 Back in the days, Sam enjoyed his ice fishing with his father and his uncle on Newfound Lake and many trips on his Harley with the big boys. Sam loved to go golfing and riding his snowmobile. 


Family members include his wife of 56 years, Gloria (Menard) Davis of Franklin, his children: Tammy Dow and husband Brian of Concord, Steve Davis of Franklin, 2 grandchildren: Tyler Dow of Concord and Mackenzie Davis of Franklin, a brother,  Allen Davis of Franklin , a sister, Jane Maheu of Warner, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by 2 bothers, Richard Davis, Sr. in 2015 and Phillip Davis in 2008.


Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 from 5-8:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin.

Friends are invited to join Sam’s family for the celebration of his Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at 10 am in St. Paul Church, 110 School St., Franklin.  Spring burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


Donations in memory of Sam may be made to Franklin Hook and Ladder Company, 59 West Bow St., Franklin, NH 03235.

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January 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin St.
Franklin, NH 03235

Mass of Christian Burial
January 21, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Paul Church
110 School St.
Franklin, NH 03235


Franklin Fire Dept. Hook & Ladder Co.
59 West Bow St., Franklin NH 03235

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