Ann Davis, 83, passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She had been a resident of St. Luke's Villa and former resident of Grove Lane in Wilkes-Barre.
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Born June 26, 1929 in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Flaherty Murphy.
Ann was a graduate of St. Mary's High School.
Her main role in life was raising her family to the best of her ability. She also worked periodically with various charities and for Lazarus and Boscov's, The Boston Store.
Ann enjoyed simple pleasures in life such as bingo, listening to Lawrence Welk and most of all, hearing about and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her Catholic faith was of great importance to her and she derived comfort from it throughout her life. She was a member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima and a communicant at the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
Her husband of 40 years, Bruce E. Davis, died on June 26, 1992; A sister, Mary Murray; and brother, John Murphy, also preceded her in death.
Ann was a humble, gentle woman and her memory as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will remain with us forever. She will be greatly missed by her children, Ann and her husband, Andrew Sabol, Dallas; Bruce and his wife, Donna Davis, Plains Township; and Paul and his wife Kim Davis, Bear Creek; grandchildren, Edward and Michael Sabol, Kimberly and Michelle Davis, and Melissa, Jessica and Paul Davis; great-grandchildren, Bishop, Xavier, Julius, Hayden, Braden, Tyler, Paul, III and Dustin; brother, Charles Murphy of Washington, D.C.; other family and friends.
A celebration of Ann's life will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, P.O. Box 348, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0348
Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Ann's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 8, 2013