Obituary of Maureen Davidson
Maureen Davidson 78, a long-time Denville resident who most recently resided with her daughter in Westfield, NJ died on the 23rd of February surrounded by her loving family.
Maureen was born in Flint, North Wales, United Kingdom on December 23, 1938 and moved to the United States in October, 1963. Arriving the month before President Kennedy’s assassination, she was pressured to move back to Wales when he was killed as her family was so worried about her safety in the United States. She stayed and made New Jersey her home, raising her family in Parsippany and Denville. Always involved with her children’s activities, she could be seen at all their games and activities. That involvement carried over to her grandchildren and she enjoyed watching them participate in their games and concerts.
Lake Arrowhead was home for over forty years to Maureen and the love of her life, Don. They loved living on the lake and enjoyed their neighbors and the sense of community in Lake Arrowhead. Leaving was not easy, but living with her family as her health declined was a great choice for her as she loved the time spent with her grandchildren.
Maureen will be remembered for her bright blue eyes, incredible dimples, sense of humor and her outgoing, warm personality. She lit up every room that she entered. Her culinary gifts were well known and enjoyed by many, along with her beautiful knitting which she continued as her eyesight declined.
Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Don and her granddaughter, Callyn. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law Carole and Bill Cook, she leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Lorry Booth and grandchildren Davidson, William, Stefanie, Dylan and Samantha along with her brother-in-law, Herbert and dear friends and family. We will all miss her.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at The Parish House of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield 140 Mountain Avenue Westfield from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FISH Hospitality Program P.O. Box 170 Piscataway, NJ 08812
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