Jeannette S. Davies

Jeannette (Shepherd) Davies, 79, of Cape Haze, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 22, in Medway. She was the wife of the late Ross O. Davies for 54 years.

Mrs. Davies was born in Hyannis, and attended Boston Girls Latin School before graduating from Barnstable High School. A long-time resident of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, she retired to Florida eleven years ago after a long career in banking. She held positions at Martha's Vineyard National Bank and Cape Cod Bank and Trust Company before retiring as an officer of BankBoston (now Fleet Bank). An accomplished crossword puzzler, avid gardener and collector of shells, and inveterate reader, she also had been children's librarian at the Vineyard Haven Public Library and volunteered at the Marstons Mills Public Library. She was a member of the Federated Church of Hyannis for more than 50 years.

She is survived by her daughters Allyson Ross Davies, of Medfield, and Kathryn Davies Bruce, of Mattapoisett; a sister, Elizabeth St. Coeur Hambley, of Centerville; sons-in-law John E. Ware, Jr., and James E. Bruce; grandchildren Gretchen Bruce Siano, Matthew Ross Bruce, and Katharine Davies Ware; great-grand daughters Alexandria Bruce Paine and Kyra Jane Siano; two nieces, and three nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or at 1-800-ACS-2345, or to the memorial book fund being established in Mrs. Davies' name at the Marstons Mills Public Library, 2160 Main street, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.