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Alice Louise (Presby) Davis

April 12, 1944
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Alice Louise (Presby) Davis

Alice L. Davis, 74,  a resident of Franklin since 1960 died Wednesday, August 29, 2018 following a long period of failing health, and battle with Marfans Syndrome.  Alice was born in Sutton, New Hampshire April 12, 1944, daughter of the late Levi A. and Laura (Partridge) Presby.   She was later adopted by Ervin Benson. Prior to moving to Franklin, Alice lived for a time in Northfield.  During her working years she was employed as an aide with the Franklin Visiting Nurses Association where she worked as a homemaker and health care assistant.  She enjoyed cooking, and family and friends would look forward to sharing her deserts and other sweets, as they were always in demand. Alice was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Franklin VFW Post # 1698 and was often there to assist with the Sunday breakfasts, a fund raiser for the Post.

She was also there for anyone needing a favor or a hand on their shoulder. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Franklin Kindergarden.  Alice loved children, and often that love was reciprocated.  A quiet lady, Alice loved time spent with her husband and family and made the best of her life as a friend to those who needed one. Alice was a member of the Congregational Christian in West Franklin. In addition to her parents,  Alice was predeceased by, brothers, Frank J, Arthur E. and Raymond Presby.  She leaves,

Her husband since 1978, Robert E. Davis Sr. of Franklin

Her adopted father, Ervin Benson, brother, Ronald Luongo, both of Florida and Wells, ME, sister, Diane Theall, and husband Glen of ME

She also leaves a step daughter, Leora E. Martin  and stepson, Robert E Davis, both of Vermont.

Numerous grand and great-grandchildren

Sister in law, Diane Belloir of Franklin; brother in law, Richard Davis and his wife Cheryl of Manchester, sister in law, Nancy Davis of East Andover and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton.   A graveside service will be held at the family lot in Franklin Cemetery, Thompson Park in Franklin, Monday, September 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow at the Franklin VFW, Peabody Place in Franklin.  

It would please Alice, should one wish, that memorial contributions be made in Alice Davis’ name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the Franklin Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235-0265


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