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Obituary: (MacConnell) Davis – Portland Press Herald

(MacConnell) Davis

Joyce “Jo” A. (MacConnell) Davis 1930 – 2022 HARPSWELL – Joyce “Jo” A. (MacConnell) Davis, 91, of Salem NH, died February 7, 2022 of complications from Parkinson’s disease and dementia . Jo leaves behind her son, Leslie Davis, daughter, Jan (Davis) Guy, son, Coburn Davis, son, Linwood Davis, daughter Hope (Davis) Bichrest and husband, Bryan, and daughter, Beth (Davis) Erickson and husband Jeffrey; grandsons Mark Guy, Benjamin Davis, Jacob Bichrest, Jordan Bichrest and Saber Schaedler and granddaughters Emily (Guy) Ogle, Haven (Bichrest) Fieldsend and Autumn Schaedler; six great-grandchildren; sister Irene MacConnell-Davinroy, sister, Carol Drake and brother, Irving (Jack) MacConnell. Jo was predeceased by her husband, Walter S. Davis in 2009. She was born in Trenton, NJ on December 16, 1930, to Irving and Frances MacConnell. She grew up in Princeton, NJ, where her grandfather and father owned CJ Skillman Upholstery. Jo graduated from Princeton High School in 1948 and attended Berkley Secretarial School in New York. She worked at ETS in Princeton and Princeton University before marrying Walt in 1953, to whom she was married for 53 years. In 1956, she and her husband moved to La Mesa, California after graduating from Princeton University. In 1965, she and her family moved to Salem, NH, where she lived for 42 years. In 2007 she and her husband retired to Cundy’s Harbour, Harpswell. Jo was a lifelong learner. She was an avid reader. She loved having tea, history, bird watching, knitting, embroidery, quilting, vacations, crosswords, journaling, a good laugh, and playing board games with her children and grandchildren. -children. She is known for her sense of humor, her curiosity, knitting mittens and hand-embroidered blankets and quilts. A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 25 at 11 a.m. at Cranberry Horn Cemetery, Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell. Please wear color to service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shiners Children’s Hospital or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease in Jo’s name.

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