Leonora Davison

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Leonora Davison

Poughkeepsie - Leonora Davison died unexpectedly at home on August 2, 2014.  She had recently celebrated her 68 birthday.

Leonora, known as Lee to friends and Sissy to her cousins, was a joyous and loving woman to all who crossed her path.  Her smile and laughter was cherished and will be missed by all who knew her.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York on June 18th 1946, to Jane and Leonard Melhado, her life on Earth was filled with great kindness and generosity.  On September 25, 1971, Lee married Richard Davison, the love of her life, best friend, and life partner. 

Lee is survived by her husband, her dear brother Robert Melhado, her niece Erica Davison, Chloe Lucas, and her loving cousins and countless friends. 

For many years, Lee worked at the family business, Melhado's Toy Store.  Later she was Office Manager at the YWCA.  She also worked for Assemblyman Joel Miller and for the Health Consultant Group.  For the last several years, Lee served as Secretary for the Town of Poughkeepsie Republican Committee.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 6th from 5pm to 8pm at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.  A mass of Christian Burial will celebrated 10am Thursday, August 7th at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Pleasant Valley, NY. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, Lee's family would appreciate contributions in her memory to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538. To sign the online guest book or for directions please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com

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Parmele - Auchmoody and Schoonmaker Funeral Home
110 Fulton Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2014
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