Davis Bryant

Davis "Skip" Bryant

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1927 Friday, December 4th, 2020

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Obituary for Davis "Skip" Bryant

Davis King “Skip” Bryant died 12/4/2020 at St Joseph’s hospital in Nashua after a brief, non-COVID related illness. He was a Nashua native, born on 11/2/1927, the eldest son of Sumner Bryant and Mary Davis Richmond. He was the husband of Barbara Mercer Bryant who predeceased him in 1986. They were married on 9/18/1955 at First Church in Nashua. His long-time companion Corine Mortin-Chorney also predeceased him in 2017. He was an older brother to Mary Roche and William Bryant. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1945, served one year in the Army as a clerk and then attended Nashua Business College. Skip worked for First Federal Saving & Loan as a Loan Officer and then as a Director. He was best known as the proprietor of Bryant’s Photo Center on 202 Main Street for over 15 years. He also worked for the Nashua Chamber of Commerce before his full retirement in 1987.

Skip was very active in Nashua, including charitable and service work throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the First Church for 64 years attending regularly. He enjoyed many years of golf and he loved curling and socializing at the Nashua Country Club. Several years ago, the Club presented him with the Golden Handle Award for his enjoyment of the sport of Curling there for over 50 years. He was an active member of the Nashua Rotary club for 56 years and participated in many capital campaigns and as Treasurer for 2 decades. In 2019, The Rotary Club of Nashua awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award for his consistent service, participation and dedication. He is one of only 2 recipients ever to receive that award. He was also very active in the Masonic Ancient York Lodge, becoming a Master Mason in 1953 and served for 67 years. He was a member of four Scottish Rite bodies beginning in 1956 and received his 32nd degree in 1957. He served 13 years as treasurer of all four Scottish Rite organizations. He was also a long-time member of the Bektash Shrine and the Pilgrim Chapter #55 Order of the Eastern Star.

He is survived by his daughter Martha Bryant and grandsons Jason Fournier, Hayden Fournier, and Kevin Fournier. He is also survived by Steve Fournier, son-in-law along with Susan and Doug Spencer and many other nieces and nephews.

Services: A graveside funeral and commitment service will be held at Edgewood Cemetery,107 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03064 on Thursday 12/10 at 1pm with Rev. Andrew Armstrong of First Church of Nashua officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend and facemasks are required. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Burn Care in Boston or the First Church of Nashua General Fund. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. The graveside service will be live streamed via Facebook live starting at 1:00pm. It can be viewed by visiting the Davis Funeral Home website at An online guest book is available at, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

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Helen McLaughlin

In long off days as they were, my late husband and I shared many happy times with Skip Bryant, a quiet and unfailingly thoughtful man. My families and I treasure
memories of these days..Skip's daughter, son-in-law, and his grandsons, all of whom he loved so much, have my sincerest sympathy.
Helen McLaughlin
Concord, Massachusetts
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Deb Wallace

Martha - Our deepest sympathy to your and your family on the loss of your Dad. We have a lot of great memories and he will be missed. Debbie, Paul and Justin Wallace
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We are thinking of you and your family. With sympathy. Jenn and Dave.
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Caroline Ogden

We had the privilege of being friends and neighbors of Skip for 14 years. He was a lovely man who take great pride in our neighborhood and Nashua. We will miss his smile.

The Ogdens
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Claire Cram

Rip my dear friend bob and claire cram will miss you
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