Margaret (Peggy) Ranlett Davison 96, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2020. Peg was born on January 9, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harold and Elizabeth Grant of Houlton, Maine. She was the beloved wife of Robert Frank Davison for close to 50 years, until his passing on June 23, 1996.
Peg was always a caregiver and chose the field of nursing, following in her mother’s footsteps. Robert was a hard-working pharmacist. Together they created a life filled with the most important of all things, love, family, and friendship.
Peg is survived by her son, Robert Davison and his wife Belinda; and her daughters, Deborah Walder of Jefferson, Maine, Gayle Davison of Waldoboro, Maine, Deanne Hamilton and her husband Dean, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and her daugher-in-law, Suki Davison of Incheon, Korea. Her daughter Gwen Davison, her step-son Geoff Davison, her son-in-law Philip Duvall, and her brother Harold, predeceased Peg.
Her legacy lives on with 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Walder, Lauren Walder Viola, Matthew Walder, Hannah Way, Kelly Rago, Josh Brecker, Sara Duvall McCarthy, Christopher Duvall, Bobby Davison, Ben Davison, James Davison, Leigh Davison, and Geoff Davison; and 7 great grandchildren, Anna Viola, Brody Viola, Mathew Walder, Mikaeli Walder, Tristan Davison, Maisy Davison, and Nicholas Rago,
Peg was a devoted mom, sister, wife, grandmother and loyal friend. She enjoyed living and was always ready for a good time; whether that be dining out, music, dancing, or enjoying the summers at the lake with her family. She loved Damariscotta Lake, especially riding the family boat with family and friends.
She and Bob moved up and down the East Coast - Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; Timonium, Maryland; Moorestown, New Jersey; Wykoff, New Jersey; Glastonbury, Connecticut; Lewes, Delaware; Brunswick, Maine and Jefferson, Maine. They made friends wherever they went.
Peg’s other love in her life was her animals. She always had a dog or dogs, loved feeding and watching the birds outside her windows, and loved listening to the loons. Greta, her current cairn terrier, survives her and will miss her too.
She was a remarkable woman who truly lived life to the fullest. She will forever be remembered by all those who were blessed to have known her. With much love she now rests peacefully.
A private graveside service will be held for her immediate family. Donations can be made in Margaret’s name to The Humane Society of the U.S. or your local Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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