Phyllis J. Davis, 84, of Nokomis, FL, formerly of Marion, MA died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Venice Bayfront Regional Health Center in Venice. She was the beloved wife of Everett M. Davis.
Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Xenia (Lapata) Gretchenuk. A graduate of Katherine Gibbs School, she worked for many years with her husband in his accounting practice.
She was active in community affairs, particularly Cub Scouts, Little League, and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Sippican Historical Society, Sippican Women’s Club, and was a founding member and director of the cancer support group, Strength for Tomorrow. Mrs. Davis was also a charter member of the Mass. CPA wives club and founded the U.S. Flag Company. She took great joy in decorating various cities and towns in cooperation with veteran’s group with patriotic flags and banners. She particularly enjoyed flying the largest U.S. flag in her collection at Island Wharf in Marion during the start of the biennial Marion to Bermuda race.
She is survived by her husband, Everett M. Davis; two sons, Scott B. Davis and his wife Lynn of Charlotte, NC, and Douglas A. Davis and his wife Florence Levine of Bowen Island, British Columbia; her grandchildren, Robert and Lila of Brooklyn, NY and Sarah and Grant of Mint Hill, NC, and Fineen and Maitheas of Bowen Island, British Columbia, her great-grandchildren, Riley and Everett along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Sonia, Peter, Andrew, John, Patricia, Helen, Michael, Bob, and Mary.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Tues., Mar. 13, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm. Graveside services at Old Landing Cemetery in Marion will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 326, Marion, MA 02738.