Francis “Pete” Peter Davis
Newport, N.H. — Francis “Pete” Peter Davis, 66, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction, Vt.
He was born May 18, 1947 in Burlington, Vt., the son of Robert and Ethel (Mastare) Davis. This is where he grew up and attended the Burlington Schools. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Army where he served two tours in Vietnam and was later honorably discharged. He returned to the Burlington area where he worked for many years as a house painter and later as a taxi driver. He was married to Bonnie (Salls) Kalacinski in 1999; they moved to Newport where he has been since.
Pete was a Life Time Gold Circle Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 782. He loved to socialize at the local flea markets and hold weekly yard sales. When he was not doing this he enjoyed fishing, telling stories and jokes. But his true passion was to spend time with his family.
He was predeceased by siblings, Larry Davis, Ken Davis, Donal Davis, Lillian Barrett, Loretta Hill, Pauline Meyers, and Linda Georgie,
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Davis, of Newport; three sons, Andrew Davis and his wife, Tracy, Jessie Davis and his wife, Heather, and Michael Davis; two daughters, Mary Davis Dashno and Jennifer Davis Dashno; step-daughter, Linda (Kalacinski) Yell; two step-sons, Robert Kalacinski, and William Kalacinski; a sister, Veronica James; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Monday, July 8, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, followed immediately by services at the funeral Home at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. Condolences my be expressed in and online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
All are invited to a potluck reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in White River Junction following the committal service at the cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Ave, NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20037.