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EIGHT BELLS: David G. Davignon
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Dec 17, 2009, 8:16 PM

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Edey & Duff
128 Aucoot Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Press Contact: Tom Kenney

12-16-09 Edey & Duff, Aucoot Cove, Mattapoisett, MA

Kathy Harding, of Harding Boat Works, the principal owner of Edey & Duff regretfully announces the death of David Davignon at St. Luke's Hosptal on December 14, 2009. The Edey & Duff family of owners, employees and customers are deeply sadden. We have lost a trusted leader, a respected professional, and a true friend.

Hired as a fiberglass technician in 1970 Dave soon became indispensable to Peter Duff, rising through the ranks to President. He worked on all the early products, the Stone Horse, Dovekie and Shearwater, and he was central to introducing the Doughdish, Stuart Knockabout, Conch 27, Sakonnet 23, Fatty Knees and Beetle Whale Boat.

Dave was the backbone of the Company for many years. His unique style of leadership and personal touch contributed greatly to preserving and enhancing the proud tradition of quality workmanship, customer satisfaction and famously seaworthy boats. "He had a great memory. He learned, he remembered and he passed it on", said Ed Pavao, who had worked closely with Dave since 1973.

Dave successfully guided Edey & Duff through the years and was most recently reviewing new additions to the product line and working with Harding Boat Works to negotiate long term leases to secure the future of the venerable Aucoot Cove facility.

Dave Davignon touched us all and will be missed. Quality products and devoted customers are his legacy,and the proud craftsman at Edey & Duff are dedicated to ensuring that his legacy endures.

Obituary and arrangements are on-line at <;PersonId=137354970>



Dec 19, 2009, 8:00 PM

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Dave Davignon sailing WINDFALL out of Padanaram on June 14, 2001.


Dec 21, 2009, 5:18 PM

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Dave Davignon and Ed Pavao aboard thr Committee Boat during the 2009 Builder's Cup races.

Photo courtesy of Fran Grennon, Spectrum Photo.

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