Obituary of Mary Jo Davis
Mary Jo Davis
DUXBURY - Mary Josephine (Schulz) Davis passed away on June 7, 2023 surrounded by her family.
Mary Jo leaves her daughters and their families ~ Jennifer Davis and Michael Pollard of Hingham, along with Dylan, Conrad and Willa Davis; Alison and Paul Lindquist of Plymouth, along with Nicole and Ashley Lindquist; and Natalie Davis and Sean Todd of West Yarmouth. She is also survived by niece and nephews David Dickson of Missouri, Stephanie Wolfskill of Texas, and Steven Dickson of Arkansas; sister-in-law Louise Smith of Michigan and nieces and nephew Laurie Smith of California, Karen Souran of New Jersey, Jeff Smith of Colorado and Suzanne Denman of Michigan. Mary Jo was pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years Allen, her parents Leora and Raymond (Tommy and Tubby) Schulz, her sister Elizabeth (Ibby) Dickson, and brothers-in-law Jerry Don Dickson and Jerry Smith.
Mary Jo was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 3, 1939. She graduated from Fayetteville (Arkansas) High School in 1957 and the University of Arkansas in 1961. She started her career as an elementary school teacher in Denver, Colorado. There she met Allen and they married in 1963. They moved to the Albany/Saratoga region of New York where they began raising three daughters. The family enjoyed sailing and skiing in the Adirondacks. They moved to Duxbury in 1980, discovering Duxbury Beach and supporting efforts for its preservation.
Mary Jo was an enthusiastic and devoted 16-year employee of Ocean Spray Cranberries, working in the corporate offices until retiring in 1998 as Human Resources Consultant.
Her hobbies were many ~ piano, golf, knitting, oil painting, Nantucket and Shaker basket making, bridge and entertaining. As a Duxbury Garden Club member, Mary Jo enjoyed participating in the Town Beautification program and tending to her own perennial gardens. She was also a member of the Holy Family Women’s Club and a volunteer at the Duxbury Senior Center.
She loved and was very active in her local communities of Fayetteville; the Gamma Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Arkansas; Country Knolls, New York; the Clearwater Drive neighborhood in Duxbury, and most recently, The Village at Duxbury. She cultivated long standing friendships in each.
Calling hours will be Friday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. in Kingston. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont St. in Duxbury. Private interment immediately following at Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Friends of Duxbury COA attn: Social Day Program, Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St, Duxbury, MA 02332.
Mary Jo’s family extends gratitude to the caring staff at BayPath Duxbury and to Norwell VNA/Hospice.
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In Loving Memory
1939 - 2023
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