Edey & Duff President PassesóDavid G. Davignon

David G. Davignon, 62, of Fairhaven, died suddenly on Monday, December 14, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of his high school sweetheart Susan (Barrow) Davignon, to whom he had been married for 41 years.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Philip and Marie E. (Picard) Davignon, he was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1965. He continued his education at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.

An avid boater, David began working with Edey & Duff in 1970, a boat building company located in Mattapoisett and Marathon, FL. In his 40 years with Edey & Duff, acting as President and General Manager, David endeavored many projects, two of his favorites being the Conch 27, a fishing boat aimed at the fishing guides in the Florida Keys, and the Sakonnet 23, a traditional double ended day sailor.

Survivors include 2 sons, Scott David Davignon of Fairhaven and Timothy John Davignon and his wife, Tanya of Simsbury, CT; five grandchildren, Shannon Ashley Young, Jack Everett Davignon, Lexi Skye Davignon, Will Alan Davignon and Lila Grace Davignon. He is also survived by a brother, Clifford Davignon of Wareham; a sister, Andrea Gimmi and her husband, John of Virginia; and a late brother, Donald Davignon.