SHARON — A memorial service for Paul Lane Davidson, who died March 11, 2012, after a courageous four-month battle against cancer will be held this summer alongside the Connecticut River, along with the interment of Paul’s ashes at the convenience of the family.
Paul was born on March 12, 1953, in Ridgewood, N.J., and was a longtime resident of the Upper Valley region.
His immediate survivors include a daughter, Sarah Davidson; and her son, Kendrix William Haupt of Randolph; his twin brother, William of San Francisco, Calif., and sister Laura of Bear Valley, Calif.
He was predeceased by his mother, Phoebe Randolph Davidson of Worcester, Mass., and Fairfield, Conn., and survived by his father, William B. Davidson, of Fairfield, Conn.
Paul was a graduate of the Unoquowa School and Rodger Ludlowe High School of Fairfield, Conn. Paul was a noted pastry chef in the Upper Valley and was last employed at Bentley’s in Woodstock. He had received commendations from Julia Child, King Arthur Flour and many others.
His main interest however was music. He enjoyed a large following for his gigs with Wayward Soul and the Gully Boys, in which he played the stand-up bass.
The family expresses their thanks for the care given to Paul by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H., and the VT/N.H. Visiting Nurse and Hospice Association, 66 Benning St. West Lebanon, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the charity of your choice.
This obituary first appeared in the March 22, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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