Joan M. Davidson, 1925-2019

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Joan M. Davidson of Charlestown, N.H., formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born April 17, 1925 in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Gerald and Vina (Goodnough) Madden. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1943. She married Howard W. Davidson. He predeceased her in 1987.

Joan made her home in Springfield, Vt. for many years, moving to Charlestown, N.H. in 1984. She worked at the Springfield Hospital, did housekeeping in the area, and was the librarian in Reading for a number of years.

She loved music and was a member of the Senior Songsters at the Springfield Senior Center for several years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and wrote stories for her grandchildren and other children for many years.

She is survived by her children Keith J. Davidson of Lebanon, N.H. and Janine L. Davidson of Springfield, Vt.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Howard, and also by one sister Margery White.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Gary Shapiro will officiate. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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