Involved in many choral groups

Published in the October 19, 2017 edition

NORTH CHELMSFORD — Joanne (Currier) Davidson Ferretti, 77, of North Chelmsford, 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, New Hampshire, 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, New Hampshire 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, New Hampshire, 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; her sister-in-law Coralyn E. Davidson of Ipswich and her former husband Robert J. Davidson of Sarasota, Florida. Additionally, she is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Joanne was pre-deceased 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 the Union Congregational Church, ATTN: Music Ministry, or the charity of one’s choice.