Education fund started for daughters of Wilton man found dead
WILTON - Funeral services are set for the 53-year-old Wilton man, who was found dead after a search last week.
Todd R. Davies was reported missing around 7 p.m. last Wednesday. About 12 hours later, search parties found his body off the trails of Schenck’s Island in the Norwalk River.
Police said no foul play is suspected.
Davies’ former wife, Jessica Davies, organized the the GoFundMe fundraiser for his children.
“As some of you may know, Todd R. Davies unexpectedly left this world on January 9, 2020. Todd was a beloved father, a cherished son, an older brother, and a loving fiancé. Family defined Todd. His friends. His co-workers. His relatives,” Jessica Davies said.
“These are Todd's family and these are the people he always put first. During Todd’s time in this world, although cut short, there is no doubt he lived life to the fullest. Todd enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, surfing, making people laugh, the Giants and the Yankees but above all he loved the two most important things in his world - his two daughters Rachel and Lindsay.
“Todd will be missed by many, but the untimely and unfortunate death has left a huge hole in his daughters’ hearts.
“To Todd, education was always an extremely important focus for the girls. Due to this tragic death, any donations would be greatly appreciated in helping the girls continuing education so they are able to reach their dreams and make their daddy proud.”
Donations to the fund, can be made here.
Todd Davies was born in Norwich Aug. 14, 1966, the son of Angele and Thomas (Spud) Davies. He attended Ledyard High School, graduating with the Class of 1984. He graduated from UConn with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
He was an avid surfer, president of the Ledyard Youth Basketball League, an active community member and a member of the Corvette Club.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Laura Davidson. He is also survived by his daughters, Rachel and Lindsay Davies, and his former wife, Jessica Davies, all of Ledyard. He was brother to Christopher Davies, Stephanie Wyman, and Crystal Davies.
His family will greet relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl Street, Mystic. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry. Burial will be private for the family.