TURNERS FALLS - Sheryl M. (Whitney) Davis, 72, of 136 Millers Falls Road, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, surrounded by her loving family.
A native of Montague, she was born on May 20, 1940. Sheryl was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Janet (Newton) Miskewich. Sheryl was educated in Montague and Greenfield public schools.
She was employed by the Greenfield Public School System in the food service department and worked at the Davis Street and Federal Street schools as a cafeteria manager.
Sheryl enjoyed attending tag sales, flower gardening, crafts, ceramics, boating, camping and taking day trips to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. She was an avid Red Sox fan and was a member of the Women of the Moose
, Chapter 316 of Greenfield.
Sheryl was married to Richard C. Davis, Sr. on Sept. 14, 1957 in West Brookfield, and they shared 55 years of marriage together this past fall. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.
Survivors include, in addition to her beloved husband, their loving children: Richard C. Davis, Jr., and his wife Deborah of Montague, Robert M. Davis and his wife Karen of Greenfield, Michael A. Davis and his companion, Priscilla Collins of Greenfield and Nancy A. Luippold and her husband David of Greenfield. Sheryl is also remembered by her adoring siblings: Jeffrey D. Whitney of Tampa, FL, Donald T. Miskewich of Clearwater, FL, and Lynne A. Montgomery and her husband Neal of Manchester, CT. Additionally, Sheryl leaves her devoted grandchildren: Scott and Kyle Davis, Michael Davis and his companion Mirinda Scappace, Elizabeth and Sara Davis, as well as Christopher Luippold, Lance Cpl. Timothy Luippold (USMC) and Matthew Luippold, as well as her great-grandchildren, Gavin and Willow. Sheryl is lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Darin Whitney and his wife Marilyn, Kevin Whitney and his wife Arlene, Matthew Montgomery, Megan Montgomery Fleckenstein and her husband Eric and Justine Miskewich. She is also remembered with great affection by her close friends, Brenda Lester and Alice Hunter, as well as by her brothers-in-law: Lawrence Davis and Roger Mackintosh.
Services, in celebration of Sheryl's life and many gifts, will be observed today, March 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield, with the Rev. Corey Sanderson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bob Faulhaber, Jr., pastor of the Congregational Church of Marlborough, CT.
The Davis family will receive guests in the church parlor from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A reception will follow the services in the parish hall.
In keeping with Sheryl's requests, following cremation, a private inurnment service will take place at the convenience of the family in Green River Cemetery.
Expressions of affection in the form of charitable contributions are recommended in lieu of flowers to the
, Massachusetts Chapter, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA. 02110.
The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls have been entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at www.mccarthyfuneralhomes.com.