Nancy Marie Davis

  • Born: July 4, 1938
  • Died: January 12, 2021
  • Location: Holden, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family

HOLDEN-Nancy Marie (Cronin) Davis, 82, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Jewish Healthcare Center in Worcester.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John W. Davis, Jr., on February 3, 2016 and their daughter, Erin Anne Davis, on June 27, 2016. Nancy is survived by her son, John Patrick Davis, and her daughter, Christine L. Davis, a brother-in-law, Neil S. Davis and his wife Katherine, a niece and three nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister, Christine Mullaney, a niece and two nephews.

Nancy was born in Worcester, daughter of Francis and Mabel (McGurl) Cronin and graduated from North High School. She graduated from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing with her nursing diploma and nurse anesthesia certificate, Clark University with a BS, cum laude, and MHA, and Anna Maria College with her MSN, summa cum laude. Nancy held staff anesthetist positions in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine while her husband completed professional school and military commitments. She also held other positions during her career, including Administrator for the Departments of Anesthesiology and Family and Community Medicine, respectively, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Chief Nurse Anesthetist at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church with her family for more than 40 years. Nancy was a voracious reader and her love of reading compelled her to volunteer many hours to the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. She also volunteered as a member of the Human Rights Committees for the New England Center for Children and the Seven Hills Foundation. She enjoyed many hobbies, including knitting, quilting, sewing, and swimming.

Nancy's Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove Street in Worcester. All are invited to gather directly at the Church. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Nancy to Venture Community Services, 1 Picker Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566 or to the Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Your mom was a superb individual, friend, and colleague. She was an outstanding Chief nurse anesthetist who was instrumental in allowing our Department to provide the highest quality of care to our patients at UMass Memorial. I was proud to have worked along side her every day for many years. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Stephen Kapaon, MD    January 23, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of you mother; may she rest in peace.

Posted by Steve & Karen Mossey    January 18, 2021

Chris and Patrick, I am so, so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I will always hold fond memories of her, especially the days at Forest Street. She was a wonderful person who lived a really full and beautiful life. She will be joyfully reunited with your Dad and Erin. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We love you, The McAuliffe Family

Posted by Jane McAuliffe - Worcester, MA - Family Friend   January 16, 2021

Chris/Patrick im so sorry you were so good to your mom may she rest in peace

Posted by Roberta L Brien    January 15, 2021

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