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Frances Davis


1935 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Frances Davis Obituary
Frances Ferretti Niermann Davis, age 82, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Jupiter Hospital Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Fran was born April 24, 1935 in Scranton, PA to Victorio and Cesarina Ferretti. Fran graduated from South Catholic High School in 1953. She relocated to West Palm Beach, FL in 1959 with her daughter, Debbie. Fran worked for many years in banking, attaining the position of Vice President for several local banks. In the late 1970s, Fran made a successful career move into real estate and spent the last 20 years with Brown Harris Stevens of Palm Beach. In 1985, Fran married Herman Davis, a career pharmacist. After their marriage, they moved to Woodland Lakes where she served on the Condominium Board and in 2012, became President. Some of Fran's many hobbies included dancing, going to the theater, the opera, playing the piano, going to the beach as well as gourmet cooking and dining. She even studied Italian in the hopes of one day fulfilling her lifelong dream of visiting Italy. Her charity involvements included the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Salvation Army. Fran never met a stranger and often extended her hand of friendship to those in need. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Fran is survived by her daughter and best friend, Deborah N. Berman of Palm Beach Gardens, loving stepchildren Mitchell E. Davis of Antioch, TN and Perri D. Farrell (Patrick) of Virginia Beach, VA; cherished grandchildren Logan and Chelsey Farrell; sisters Marie Kunkle (Herb Sr.) of Chadds Ford, PA and Anita Tenewitz of Palm Beach Gardens; aunts Vera Pannacci and Lucille G. Pannacci of Scranton, PA along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, mother, stepfather, aunts and uncles, she was preceded in death by her husband Herman in 1999. The family is especially grateful to Dr. James Harris and Dr. Frank Custureri and their staffs for their loving and compassionate care. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Clare Catholic Church, 821 Prosperity Farms Rd., North Palm Beach on Friday, May 4th at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Fran's memory to , P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (michaeljfox.org) or to Hospice of Palm Beach County (TrustBridge), 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (trustbridge.com).
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on Apr. 29, 2018
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