Obituary: Dorothy S. Davis, 76, of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Mrs. Dorothy S. Davis, age 76, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Dorothy was born in Cleveland, OH on January 31, 1942 to John and Virginia (Mallery) Samuel. Dorothy was the wife of Thomas A. Davis of Portsmouth, Rhode Island for 51 years.

She was educated at Gettysburg College and received a Masters Degree from Penn State University. It was during her time at Penn State that she met Tom. She began her career as a teacher, teaching in both in York, PA and Bristol, RI. Soon she dedicated her time to raising her children, but later returned to the workforce to help others. Dorothy worked for over 15 years with the Women’s Resource Center in both Newport and South Kingstown as a Victim’s Advocate.

Over the years, she enjoyed traveling, a good game of bridge with friends, and most of all, entertaining in her home; she loved preparing a big meal for family and friends. Dorothy also participated in the Swanhurst Chorus in Newport.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Thomas Davis; her daughter and son-in-law Joanna and Larry Davis-Swing of Fair Lawn, NJ; her grandchildren Mallery, Allen, and Kendall Davis-Swing; three dear cousins, Mary Beth Brenneman of Sturgiss, MI, Charie Babcock of Cleveland Heights, OH, and Earle Babcock of Cincinnati, OH; and her aunt Yolanda Mallery of Canfield, OH.

She was preceded in death by her son Colin Davis.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 9:00-10:30am at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Manor- Special Care Unit, 1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol, RI 02809.

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