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Davis, Marie E.

Marie Elizabeth Davis, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Tuesday night July 5, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 79. She was the daughter of the late William D. and Mary (Doucette) DeCoste. She graduated from the Peabody Beauty School in Norwood. Marie married the love of her life, the late Robert S. Davis, at a young age and began working at Mill #2 in East Dedham. While raising a family she worked as a housekeeper for the SMA Father’s in Dedham for Father Owen O’Sullivan, Father Hill and many seminarians. She drove a school bus for Kiessling Transportation for many years. After the death of her husband she began working as a clerk for the Dedham Probate Court. She retired in 2004 after 22 years of service. Marie volunteered with her husband at the Wrentham State School, West Roxbury VA Hospital and later in life for German Shepherd Rescue of New England. She was a Past President and Treasurer for many years for the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #18, of Dedham where she was a Life Member. Marie served as a Sargent-At-Arms for the Norfolk County Council, District 6, of the American Legion Auxiliary. She received numerous awards at their conventions for her service to the Dedham community and its veterans, children and youth, as well as Americanism programs. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Jacob Jones Post 2017 of Dedham. Marie was an avid bingo player and bowled for many years in leagues in Hyde Park and West Roxbury. She is survived by her children Robert S. Davis Jr. and his wife Gina Woodman of Guilford, Vermont, William A. Davis and his wife Edith of Alpharetta, Georgia, Mary A. Amaral and her husband Joseph of Stoughton and Lauralee Davis of Dedham; her grandchildren William A. Davis Jr. of Plymouth, Robert J. Amaral and Stephanie M. Amaral both of Stoughton, and Shelby M. Davis and Alexis E. Davis both of GA; and her great grandson Blake A. Davis. She is also survived by her constant German Shepherd companions Bella and Dunkin, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert W. DeCoste. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 10, 2011, 7-9 pm and Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 O’clock at St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers donations in Marie’s memory may be made to German Shepherd Rescue of New England, PO Box 299, Wayland, MA. 01778 or to the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #18 Scholarship Fund, 155 Eastern Avenue, Dedham, MA. 02026.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Deb Saperia
    July 7th, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    Rest in peace Marie. You are now in the house of God with all your beloved gone before. I only met you once but I know how much you are loved and will be missed. Lauralee’s German Shepherd Rescue of New England family will watch over her as will Bella and Dunkin and countless other people who loved you that new you in this all too short mortal life.

  2. Matt Carty and Michael Ieong
    July 7th, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. She asked to go “home”, you took her home and gave her comfort. Now she has gone to her other “home”. God has taken her home to give her comfort.

  3. Donna P. Taylor
    July 7th, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    Lauralee and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. May God Bless you and your family.

    Donna P. Taylor

  4. Susan Williams
    July 7th, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    She will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  5. Brian Falvey
    July 8th, 2011 | 6:15 am

    Deepest sympathy to Lauralee and family. I fondly remember Mrs. Davis from our childhood days and involvement at the former Quincy school. Hoping that the abundance of memories will sustain you through your period of mourning.

  6. Jeanie LoVuolo
    July 8th, 2011 | 10:48 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Jeanie LoVuolo & Family

  7. Norm and Terry Pinette
    July 8th, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Though death is a part of life,it’s hard to take when that person is loved so much. We had so many good times together. We will miss her so much. Norm n Terry

  8. Nick & Carolyn Zayka
    July 8th, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Dear Bob, Bill, Mary & Lauralee, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. We know that all of your wonderful memories of her will be with you always. She loved your Dad so much and took such great care of him when he was sick. Now they are both together once again in Heaven, singing with the Angels. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Love, Nick and Carolyn

  9. Cynthia (Fitzhenry) Douglas
    July 10th, 2011 | 11:43 am

    God bless you Marie. I’ll never forget how good you were to my mom Frances Fitzhenry, she considered you her best friend. I hope you are playing bingo with my mom in heaven! You will be missed, but never forgotten. Love, Cynthia

  10. Barbara DixonFollansbee
    July 10th, 2011 | 9:06 pm

    Hi I knew your Mother since the 5th grade. She was a dear friend for many years. I know she is in a better place. God Bless all of you Love Barbara

  11. Jay and Diane Clancy
    July 12th, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    Bob and Gina and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. We are so sorry about your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Jay and Diane

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  13. Jon Lazarus
    July 15th, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Lauralee, Mary, & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was very good to me. Im sorry I missed the visitation and funeral, due to the fact I was on vacation with my family. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Jon Lazarus

  14. Bill & Donna Kmelius
    August 5th, 2011 | 8:43 am

    Lauralee, Mary & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. I’ve known her and you for many years and was so happy to call her a wonderful friend. Bill and I will keep her in our prayers and also you and your family. Your wonderful memories of her will mean the most to you. May God keep you all in His Hands. Love to all. Bill & Donna

  15. folsom
    February 2nd, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Mom! I love and miss you everyday! We would have been celebrating the big 80 for you this year. Keep those cardinals around I know you are with them in spirit and with all of us when they appear! Love you

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