Joyce A. Davis

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Joyce A. Davis

May 05, 1944 - December 21, 2018

Joyce A. Davis Rockport, MA - Joyce Ann Davis, age 74, of Rockport, Mass. and Sebastian, Fla. passed away on December 21, 2018.
Joyce was born in Revere to Susanna (Thistle) and Lionel Parsons of Revere on May 5, 1944. She attended the Revere schools and in 1965 graduated from Beverly Hospital School of Nursing. She obtained a BS in Nursing from Worcester State College. Joyce married William H. Davis on October 2, 1965. He is a beloved teacher and coach. The couple has three children, Shawn William Davis, Joshua Paul Davis and Monica Joy (Davis) Currie. As a young woman and mother, Joyce worked at Newton Wellesley Hospital primarily in the Emergency Department as a certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). In 1986, she began work for Omni Health, which later became Health Resources, as an Occupational Health Nurse, obtaining her certification (COHN). She started a Case Management Program for injured workers and implemented Health and Safety programs for employees and companies. Joyce worked for Health Resources for 18 years, moving on to sales in the later years, selling Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to companies and municipalities. After retirement, she continued as a contractor with M.S. Walker, Inc., providing medical case management and health and safety expertise. She also worked at Senior Care, Inc., providing clinical assessments to elders in the community. Some of Joyce’s interests included choral singing, gardening and photography. She sang in church choirs since the age of twelve. For the past 19 years, she sung with the First Congregational Church of Rockport’s choir. She also sung with the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus for several years. Joyce loved swimming at Steel Derek Quarry, and would introduce her friends and family to this hidden gem when they came to visit. She was active with the Friends of the Rockport Council on Aging and in fundraising activities for the First Congregational Church of Rockport. Joyce was a remarkable wife, mother, friend and person. She was deeply loved by her husband, children, grandchild, and many friends. Joyce was kind, caring, courageous, talented and giving.
Joyce is survived by her devoted and caring husband of 53 years, Bill (Whitey) Davis, her loving sister E. Jeanette Glynn of Auburn, Washington, her children, Shawn William Davis and wife, Laurie Anne (Malloy) Davis of Bellingham, MA, Joshua Paul Davis of Nantucket, and Monica Joy (Davis) Currie and husband Steven Currie and her dearly cherished grandson, Tae-San William Currie. She is survived by three nieces, one grandniece, and five nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings, William Parsons of Revere, MA and Pauline Parsons (Ross) of Foxboro.
Services will be held on January 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Rockport. A celebration of life will be held immediately afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Rockport FCCR or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 29, 2018
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Janice & Gerben DeJong
Dec 31, 2018
Dear Joyce:

You were not supposed to leave us this early. Hearing about your exit brought back a flood of memories from the time that you, Whitey, and we were the best of friends during our 10 years in the Boston area (1975-85):

• Watching Monica as a newly arrived infant
• Camping in Truro on Cape Cod
• Biking on Martha’s Vineyard
• Swimming on Crane’s Beach
• Eating countless dinners at each others’ homes
• Remembering how you took care of your mom
• Going to disco dance lessons on Friday nights
• Cross country skiing up at Breton Woods
• Listening to you sing in the choir
• Spending weekends in the Berkshires and going to concerts at Tanglewood
• Watching Wh
...itey wrestle with Shawn and Joshua
• Spending holidays together
• House sitting the kids while you and Whitey were away
• Commiserating about the state of American politics
• Watching you smile with that twinkle in your eye
• Sharing our frustrations as well as all our joys
• And much more

It was a special time. You were an integral part of our lives back them. You left us with so many indelible memories for which we will always be grateful. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Love,
Janice & Gerben (DeJong)
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