Louise T. Davies, known to all as Nonni, died peacefully at home with family on the night of April 27 She was 91.

Born in Springfield on July 28, 1924, she was the daughter of Umberto Tucci from Naples, Italy and Grace (Fiorentino) Tucci from Orta Nova, Italy. Nonni grew up in the South End, the Italian section of the city, with her brothers Benny and Mike, sister Sofia and many cousins. She was proud of her Italian heritage and spent much time with the Italian order of nuns, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy. She entered the convent and while there sang soprano in the choir and taught piano. She later missed her family too much and left the order, returning to Springfield. There she met and married the handsome, charming Jack Davies, with whom she had seven children.

They lived for awhile in the South End, where they brought their children to feasts by Italian Catholic organizations. They later moved to their first home on “The Hill,” a small neighborhood where they had many friends.

Nonni, who found humor in everything and never took anything other than her faith and family too seriously, took up golf. Much to the surprise of her more serious friends, she even got a hole in one. She loved westerns and action/adventure movies, anything with John Wayne, Randolph Scott or Errol Flynn, and enjoyed reading Harlequin romances.

She learned to drive during her fifth pregnancy so that she could attend her kids’ all-important events. She liked to tell the story of going for her driving test in a torrential downpour. The registry officer said if she would just get him back to the registry, he would give her the license. The kids would all pile into her Ford Thunderbird convertible after swimming at Haviland Pond in Ludlow, and they would stop at Burger Chef for bags of seven burgers for $1.

Nonni eventually relocated to the Vineyard to be closed to her children. She attended daily Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, where she made many good friends. She would often be seen at Reliable Market or on Circuit avenue with rosary beads in her hands. She was a good and faithful servant of the Lord and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and St. Anthony of Padua. She felt blessed that she was able to travel to Italy twice, once with her sister Sofia, and actually saw Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

She loved being with her grandchildren, attending many sporting and school events, going to Italian Feasts in Boston’s North End and trips to Disney World, making taralles with them and just watching them grow. Her children and grandchildren along with her heart’s delight, her great-grandson Conner, were her greatest joys. She amused them all with her positive outlook, stories of growing up in the South End, and things she misunderstood without her hearing aids. She would always say, “Who is going to make you laugh when I’m gone?” She saw the good in everyone and never judged. Nonni truly was love personified.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Mike, her husband Jack and her son Stephen. She is survived by her sister Sofia and brother Benny and his wife Mary; daughters Tena and Debra, her sons, John (Rick), Gerry and his wife Holly, Doug and his wife Paulee, and Bill and his wife Robin; her grandchildren Christine, Brenda, Erika, Melissa, Mike, Kiley, Sam, Alicia and her husband Jon, Christopher, Nick, Matt, Joe, Brianna, Max and Sydney (her “mini-me”), and by her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, her friends Eleanor Tompkins, Margaret Penicaud and Ree Jutras-Kuser, her “adopted Jersey Boy” Mike Hochman, and her beloved pets Baci, Daisy and Miss Kitty.

A memorial Mass will be held on June 18 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Massasoit avenue in Oak Bluffs. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. A celebration of her life will be held afterwards at her son Bill’s residence in Oak Bluffs.

Donations in her memory may be made to Good Shepherd Parish of MV, P.O. Box 1058, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.