William W Davidson

July 12, 1923March 4, 2013

William W. Davidson, 89, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Connecticut Hospice. He was the son of the late James and Jane (Welsh) Davidson. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Davidson. Bill spent the majority of his life in Torrington. He was a member of the BPOE Elks Torrington, the Center Congregation Church, and the Seneca Masonic Lodge #55 for over 60 years. He also served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II, spending time in the South Pacific. He was born in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1923 and came to the United Sates in 1927. He graduated from Wilby High School in 1941. He worked as an executive at The Torrington Company for 38 years, retiring in 1987. He also worked for Waterbury Clock. Bill traveled all over the world. He enjoyed music and reading but he especially enjoyed golf, recording a hole-in-one at Greenwoods Country Club. In addition to his wife Florence (Capuano), he is survived by children Janice Smigel and her husband, Ed of Guilford, CT, Bill Davidson and his wife Debbie of Andover, MA and Jim Davidson and his wife Holly of Andover, MA. He is also survived by his sister Rosetta Fischang Watson of Southington, CT. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren: Melissa and Allison Smigel, Kimberly and Lindsay Davidson and Matthew and Michael Davidson.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 8 from 1 pm until 2:30 pm with a funeral service to follow at 2:30 pm at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook. Interment will follow at Cypress Cemetery in Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SARAH Foundation, 246 Goose Lane, Suite 104, Guilford, CT 06437.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2013

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Robert Bouchard

June 13, 2013


I just learned that Bill had passed. I was sorry to hear the news. I believe Bill and I enjoyed an excellent working relationship. It was a pleasure to know him. My deepest sympathies.
Bob Bouchard

Tony Mecca

March 7, 2013

Dear James and Family,

My sincerest condolences on your loss. I remember your Dad well, he was just an awfully nice man. I know his absence will not diminish the memories of his presence with you all for so many years. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

March 7, 2013

Bill, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mark Callahan (Charlotte, NC)

Willie and Jean Lovallo

March 7, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Bill was a fine person. It was an honor to work for him at the Torrington. My wife and I send you and your family our sincere sympathy.

Eunice DiLaurenzio

March 6, 2013

My sympathy to Florence and family. We've beem friends for many years.