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Joanne (Currier) Davidson Ferretti, 77, of North Chelmsford, Mass., formerly of North Reading, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at CareOne in Wilmington, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Ferretti.
Born in Lancaster, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Geraldine (Mooney) and David P. Currier, Sr. She grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, graduating from Exeter High School in Exeter, N.H., and attended the University of Connecticut.
Joanne enjoyed music and was involved in many choral groups including the North Reading Choral Society, North Reading Theater Workshop, and Senior Echoes. She enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Her hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles, word jumbles and cribbage. She was a 50-plus year member of the Union Congregational Church in North Reading, singing in the Chancel Choir and playing in the North Parrish Ringers. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose, North Reading Chapter.
Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Roberta J. Davidson-Stratton and James F. Stratton of North Chelmsford; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David P. Davidson of Portland, Maine, Kevin C. Davidson, Sr. and Annemarie (Higinbotham) Davidson of Claremont, N.H., and Derek J. Davidson of North Reading; five grandsons, Kevin C. Davidson, Jr and his wife, Lauren, Robert J. Stratton and his fiancée, Emma Streeby, Paul M. Davidson and his wife, Laura, Ryan P. Davidson and his wife, Paige, and Chad R. Davidson and his girlfriend, Jeanne Smedley; two great-granddaughters, Kayden E. Davidson and Addyson R. Davidson; and one great-grandson, Grayson S. Davidson. She is also survived by her brother, David P. Currier, Jr. of New Hampshire and Florida; her aunt, Polly Berry of Concord, Mass.; her sister-in-law, Coralyn E. Davidson of Ipswich; and her former husband, Robert J. Davidson of Sarasota, Fla. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her sister, Charlotte (Currier) Williams; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Constance Davidson.
Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff at CareOne in Wilmington for their care and support during her final days.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 23, at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, from 6 to 8 p.m. Joanne’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the American Liver Foundation – NE Chapter, 188 Needham St., Ste. 240, Newton, MA 02464; or Union Congregational Church, Attn: Music Ministry, or the charity of your choice. For more information, visit www.croswellfuneral home.com.
Published on  October 17, 2017
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