SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 13, 2014

Alicyn M. Davis, 79


Beverly — Alicyn Miriam (Jardine) Davis, 79 years young, went home to be with our Lord on January 5, 2014. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Boston Medical Center, after a courageous battle with Amyloidosis. Alicyn, known as “Allie,” was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to Frances Elizabeth (Doughty) Jardine and Howard Hubert Jardine, on Dec. 19, 1934. She was married to Frances W. Davis, and they started their family with five children in Cape Elizabeth, before moving to Danvers, Mass., in 1964, where they added three more children to their family. She was a full-time, devoted mom, not only to her children, but her children’s friends as well. She touched many lives in the community, while holding various positions of public service. She had a compassionate heart for those in need and would offer many hugs and kind words. Her bright smile and gregarious laugh would light up any room that she entered, causing people to be drawn to her at any gathering.

Besides spending time with her children, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, she loved cherished times spent with her friends. Whether it was an afternoon lunch, a night out, or her beloved cruises, she always enjoyed times of friendship and laughter. She also treasured her yearly vacations with her sisters to Boothbay Harbor, rejoicing in shopping for little trinkets, and eating great food. Her biggest joy was just spending time with her extended family. She loved family gatherings, celebrating holidays, walking the streets of Newburyport at Christmas time, and just having special moments with those she held dear. Most importantly, she loved the Lord, and you could find her listening and singing to her beloved Gaither Gospel Music.

She leaves behind her five sons and three daughters, Gayle and her husband, Arthur Brunet of Danvers, Randy and his wife, Maryann, of Beverly, Lisa and her husband, Jeff Ryan of Salem, Richard of Salem, Robert and his wife, Jeanne, of Greene, Maine, Darryl and his wife, Gina, of Peabody, Wendi Mattos of Salem, and Christopher and his wife, Sharon, of Peabody. She leaves behind her brothers and sisters, Blaine Jardine and his wife, Nancy, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Everett Jardine and his wife, Lois, of Norridgewock, Maine, Bessie Brown of Cape Elizabeth, Jennifer Ross and her husband, Bill, of Englewood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Dannielle and Jillian Brunet, Jason and Christopher Davis, Erick Hussey-Ryan, Dereck, Jeffery, Nicole, and Paige Ryan, Dylan, Ricky and Holly Davis, Michael and Mikayla Davis, Allison and Donny Mattos, and Taylor Davis; and her six great-grandchildren. Last but not least, she leaves behind her dearest and closest friends, Norma of Peabody, Popie of Vermont, and Nina of Beverly.

She is predeceased by her parents, Howard and Frances Jardine; her sister, Donna Murphy; and her brother-in-law, George Brown.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude for the kind and compassionate care given by the staff in the Boston Medical Center ICU.

ARRANGEMENTS: Per Allie’s wishes, a private service was held January 10, at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, North Beverly. The family asks that donations be made in Allie’s name to the Amyloid Research Fund, c/o Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston MA 02118. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.campbellfuneral.com.