Coach Russell Thomas Davis, 74, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.
Russell was born October 18, 1946, in Concord, MA to the late Eugene Davis and Lucy Mae (Jones) Davis. Coach Davis will be remembered for the countless lives he touched through athletics in the state of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame and won numerous league and district titles and the first girls state championship in Hudson High history in any sport with the softball team in 2007. Russ, however, will be remembered more for his sense of humor, loyalty and straightforwardness.
Russ served as a Seabee in the United States Navy for 3 separate tours, during the Vietnam War. On October 19, 1969, Russ married the love of his life Janine at the First United Methodist Church of Marlborough, MA.
Russ was predeceased by his parents, brothers Gerald and Ronald, and sister Dorothy, and brothers-in-law Michael and Nicholas, and nieces Cindy and Lori and nephew Michael. Russ is survived by his wife Janine, his two sons The Rev. Mr Scott Thomas Davis(Jennifer) of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI and Brian Russell Davis of Northboro, MA. Russ is also survived by his grandson Ian Knous Davis, daughter-in-law Erika Davis of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, his beloved cat Salem, brother Eugene (Paula), and sisters Marion and Cindy(Frank), and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 2pm until 6pm on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Graveside Committal Service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, March 9, 2021at Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson.
Memorial donations can be made to the Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, 381 Baldwinville Rd, Templeton, MA 01468.