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Maria A. (Ruiz) Davis

Maria A. (Ruiz) Davis

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Sudbury, MA

Maria A. (Ruiz) Davis, 95, of Sudbury, MA passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Franklin E. Davis, who died in 2007.

Maria was born in Alajuela, Costa Rica, daughter of the late Rogelio and Angelica de la Trinidad (Solorzano) Ruiz. She was a long time resident of Sudbury moving from Auburndale (Village of Newton, MA) in the late 50’s. She spent many years as a secretary for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School until retiring in 1987. She was a member of Ascension Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Church) in Sudbury and also the Sudbury Senior Center.

Maria is survived by her 6 sons, Carlos Davis and companion Marci Nelson of Boylston, Richard Davis and wife Ruth Ann of Paxton, Louis Davis and wife Claire of Pfafftown, NC, Paul Davis and wife Lynn of Hudson, Glenn Davis and wife Maria of Hudson and Jonathan Davis and wife Patti (recently deceased) of N. Smithfield, RI. She also leaves her loving 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, Angela Jimenez and husband Edison and their child Sterling, Peter Davis, Adam Davis, Sarah Cassell and husband Matt and their children Ethan and Dylan, Andrew Davis, Philip Davis, Matthew Davis, Eric Davis, Christopher Davis and Michael Davis. She is survived by her 2 younger sisters, Vilma Baudrit, Flora Ruiz and was predeceased by her other siblings, 8 brothers and 2 sisters.

Maria truly cherished her community. She was very active at Our Lady of Fatima Church and Opus Dei, and enjoyed devoting her time to helping others, especially through her involvement in the Sudbury Senior Center. Until early in 2018, Maria regularly volunteered to visit elderly or infirmed shut-ins in order to provide them with companionship. Maria, along with her husband Franklin, devoted free time volunteering at the Sudbury Food Pantry. She always looked forward to escaping the New England winters and visiting family each year in Costa Rica or traveling throughout the United States and Canada with husband Franklin, often by train. Europe was also a favorite destination for her and Franklin, including trips to Spain, a tour of Italy and the Vatican City, and to Ireland. Family was her priority in life and spending time with her children, and later grandchildren and great grandchildren, was always very special to her. She leaves a legacy of love, devotion and a caring spirit to all who loved and knew her, both in the Sudbury area and her extensive family in Costa Rica.

Visiting hours will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 1st at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Ascension Parish (Our Lady of Fatima Church), 160 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA.
The Mass will be streamed live at: https://theascensionparish.com/church-online/

Burial in New North Cemetery, Pantry Road, Sudbury, MA is private.

In accordance with current regulations for public venues, masks or face coverings are required during all services. Social distancing will be in effect.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Maria may be made to: Ascension Parish, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.

For life story, directions or to leave an online condolence visit www.actonfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 1st, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, March 1st, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In accordance with current regulations for public venues, masks or face coverings are required during all services. Social distancing will be in effect.
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 10:00am
    Our Lady of Fatima Church
    160 Concord Road
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    In accordance with current regulations for public venues, masks or face coverings are required during all services. Social distancing will be in effect.
    Rev. Gerald Souza
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 |
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
    New North Cemetery
    Pantry Road
    SUDBURY, MA 01776
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    Burial services private


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Private Condolence

julie manktelow

Posted at 04:12pm
Maria is my " birthday buddy" several years but only 1 day apart. We shared the ride to Pembroke and stories more than once. There was always had good conversation. I was sad in her later years when she couldn't go to visit her sisters, it was always such a treat for her. She has 5 sons and I have 5 daughters and 1 son. We compared notes and figured it was the way it was supposed to be. My condolences to all of Maria's family, it was my priveledge and joy to have known her. Julie M.

Clara Dyason

Posted at 11:57pm
Thinking of you during this sad time. Lots of love - Robert and Clara Dyason

Lynne DeWolfe

Posted at 09:45am
Davis Family,
Our deepest sympathy, may loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort
With love, Lynne & Chuck (Frondorf) DeWolfe

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