SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 27, 2012

Janice Davies, 98


Sandwich — Janice (Robinson) Davies of Sandwich, age 98, loving wife of the late Alfred E. Davies for 56 years, passed away Tuesday, September 11, at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, following complications from a recent stroke.

Born and raised in Haverhill, Mrs. Davies was the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Beatrice (Reynolds) Robinson and older sister of the late Natalie R. Thompson of Canton and Dennis. She lived for many years in both Bradford and Greenfield, before retiring to Sandwich, where she and her family lived for 40 years.

Mrs. Davies devoted her younger years to caring for her family and home. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ in Sandwich and participated in other local organizations, including the Woman's Club, Church Circle, Glass Museum and the Friday Club Women's Lunch Group. She taught Sunday Church School in Greenfield, took oil painting classes there and enjoyed painting scenery. She was an avid reader, enjoyed flowers, cut flower arranging, and watching wildlife in nature.

Mrs. Davies is survived by her eldest daughter, Meredith Davies Newbold (husband Stephen) of South Hamilton and her devoted, only son, Malcolm, of Sandwich. She was predeceased by her younger daughter, Deborah Davies Nay of Concord, Calif., and is survived by her son-in-law Everett Nay of California and three grandchildren, Jennifer Nay Pfaff and Jeremy Davies Nay of Oregon and Elisa Nay Moore of California. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren of California, one niece of Australia and several nieces and nephews by marriage.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be conducted by Rev. Anne Cubbage at the First Church of Christ, Main St., Sandwich. On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Janice's memory to First Church of Christ Memorial Fund, BOX 810, Sandwich, MA 02563, or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.