Karen M. (Galliford) Davis

Born: Tue., Dec. 17, 1946
Died: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 07, 2019
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Jan. 08, 2019
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Karen M. (Galliford) Davis

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett on Jan. 1st. Beloved wife for 53 years to James R. Davis. Mother of James R. Davis, Jr. and his wife Eryn MacDonald of Beverly, Jennifer Croft and her husband Mark. Sister of the late James A. Galliford of Londonderry, NH. Daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Defeo) Galliford of Everett. Loving grandmother to Sophia, Alaithea and Daphne Crofts, Fyneen and Eilis MacDonald-Davis. Also survived by brother-in-law George Davis Sr., nephew George Davis and spouse Lourdes, cousins Shirley Cherubin and Patricia DiPietro and husband Richard and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Karen graduated from Everett High School in 1964 and lived most of her life in Everett before moving to Peabody. She also lived in Oscoda, Michigan and Oahu, Hawaii while her husband Jim was in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Karen worked in retail sales for several major department stores. Enjoyed a 16 year career as a cashier at Stop & Shop in Danvers and retired in 2017. Karen’s favorite activities including reading James Patterson and Jonathan and Faye Kellerman novels. She traveled extensively throughout the USA. Favorite locations included Hilton Head Island, SC and Stowe, VT at the Trapp Family Lodge & Guest Houses, Branson, MO and LasVegas, NV. She cruised the Western Caribbean with her late brother-in-law Walter Davis and his wife Kathy. For all these exciting travel adventures, what she loved most was spending time with her five extraordinary and each uniquiely different granddaughters.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Tuesday, Jan. 8th, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Complementary valet parking will be available during Monday's visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Karen’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or locally to the HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, 712 Plantation ST., Worcester, MA  01605.

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Richard Dominick
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Shocking and sad news. Jeanne and I will keep Karen, Jim and family in our prayers.I'm sure she is smiling down on all of you,reflecting on all the wonderful memories and looking forward to meeting you all again for time unending celebration and new experiences.

Jim Masterson
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
So sorry to hear about your wife. Remember meeting her at Liberty functions. Wonderful and caring person. You and your family are in our prayers

Camille Gallucio
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Jim and Family,
I was so saddened to hear about Karen’s passing. I will always remember her laughing and making me laugh at work at Stop and Shop along with the Christmas’s Parties at Wayne’s and the summer cookout at Mary’s. She was always fun to be around.

She will be missed but in your heart’s always.

Patricia A DePietro
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
My family and I are so devastated,Karen was a most loved cousin and will be so sadly missed.

Patricia and Richard DePietro

Edward & Joyce Keefe
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear of Karen's passing. We enjoyed our friendship during the years we lived on Greenhalge Ave., Everett.

We send our love and prayers to Jim and family and feel certain that Karen is with her Lord and Saviour.