Shirley Davis

Obituary of Shirley A. Davis

Canandaigua:  Shirley A. Davis, age 92, passed away peacefully on  Wednesday January 18, 2023 at The Maplewood in Webster, NY. She is  survived by three children, Stephanie (Jim) D’Agostino, Scott (Rita) Davis,  and Craig Davis; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She was  predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Richard E. “Dick” Davis in 2019; son, Howard; brother, Charles Averill; and sister, Dorothy Glesnner. 

Shirley was born in Richmond, VT on September 20, 1930 and was the  daughter of Wilburt and Helen (Olmstead) Averill. She graduated from  Richmond High School, class of 1948. Shirley earned a bachelor's degree in  nursing from the University of Vermont, class of 1952, where she started her  career in nursing. She and Dick, high school sweethearts, were married December 28, 1952, in Richmond. They moved to Canandaigua in 1962.  Shirley was a registered nurse at F F Thompson Hospital for many years until  her retirement. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church  and served on various community programs for over 40 years. She enjoyed  bridge, golf, quilting, sewing, travel and spending time with family and  friends. Shirley was an exemplary golfer and member of Canandaigua Country  club, winning Senior and Super Senior Club Championships as well as hole in  one’s several times. Travel included yearly trips to Myrtle Beach for golf.  

A private service is being arranged at the convenience of the family.  

The Davis family would like to extend our gratitude to all who cared for and  the staff at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, for their attentiveness  and loving care.

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