(Giroux) Davidson, 100, longtime resident of Hodges Way,
Ipswich, died Friday, May 31, 2013,
in her home following her brief illness.
Born in Somerville
August 2, 1912, daughter of
the late Herbert and Cora (Vining) Giroux, she was raised in
Somerville where she attended public schools. As a young woman
she was employed as a telephone operator. Married in 1934,
the Davidsons made their home for several years in Somerville
where they started their family. They later made their home in
Stoneham settling in her late Ipswich home in 1959. Throughout
these years she had been employed at Hardy’s Bakery in Stoneham
and later worked in the cafeteria in the Ipswich School system
from which she retired in 1969. In retirement and until the age
of ninety-two she was self employed as a babysitter lovingly
caring for the children of many Ipswich families. She loved all
Mrs. Davidson was
a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Ipswich and
the church’s Sunshine Club.
She is survived by
a daughter, Coralyn E. Davidson of Ipswich; a son, Robert J.
Davidson of Sarasota, FL and his former wife Joanne Ferrati of
N. Reading; seven grandchildren, Roberta Stratton and her
husband James of Chelmsford, David P. Davidson of Portland, ME,
Mark J. Davidson and his wife Diane of Holliston, Kevin C.
Davidson and his wife Anne
of Claremont, NH, Matthew Davidson of Orlando, FL, Derek J.
Davidson of N. Reading, and Lisa B. Gilgan and her husband Rob
of N. Easton; nine great grandchildren; two great great
grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was the mother of
the late Richard L. Davidson formerly of Ipswich and sister of
the late Louis and Herbert Giroux.
will be 5 to 8 pm Monday, June 3, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a
later date. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to
Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street,
Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.