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“to my good friends JOHN & FAITH &rest of her beautiful children.I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your incredible &special mum.i will be...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: ciaran gallagher

“My thoughts and prayers to the entire Davey family. Your Mom meant so much to so many. She was a huge presence in my life and I will truly miss her....Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Patrice Cappello - Westford, MA

“So loved! Always an open door and heart no matter how many people were already there. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jane C - Family

“To all my Davey cousins, 1st and 2nd generation what a privilege to share this legacy. Uncle John and Aunt Ellen make the concept of unique vibrant. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Liz Craig - Waltham, MA - friend

“Ellen was one of a kind woman who had so many talents too many to Mention but most of all We well remember her kindness and her intelligence A...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Joseph and Jeanne Flueckiger - MA


DAVEY, Ellen (Craig) Age 89, of Westwood, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home April 18th surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of 59 years to the late John P. Davey. Loving mother to Joseph Davey and his wife Annemarie of Canton; Mary Morley and her husband Jeffrey of Wareham; Ann Davey and her partner Louis Love of Florida; the late Peter Davey and his surviving wife Kathleen; Jane Andrews and her husband Dean of Norwood; John Davey and his wife Katherine of Foxboro; and Faith Ellen Kimball and her husband Reid of Westwood. Grandmother to Michael, Daniel, Katie and Andrew; Cullen, John, Owen, Charlie and Hope Ellen; Luke, Veronica, Declan, and Eve; Sean, Meghan and the late Colin; William, Craig and Robert; Adam, Kristen and Erik. Devoted sister to the late Dr. John F. Craig of Waltham, and the late Mary Craig Nash of Falmouth. Cherished great-grandmother and aunt to all her great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ellen was the Valedictorian of her high school, Marycliff Academy. She graduated Regis College, and was one of the first women to receive a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School class of 1954. After graduating from law school while raising her family, she undertook professional pursuits as a public defender for youths, marriage counsellor, and family lawyer. She was a voracious reader, political enthusiast, piano dabbler, and a singer of World War II songs. She especially enjoyed debating politics, reading and writing poetry. She leaves behind her treasured friends, including members of the Ladies Discussion Group to which she belonged for many years. Her guiding principles were kindness and generosity which she instilled in all seven of her children.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass celebrating Ellen's life on May 8th at 10:00 AM at Saint Margaret Mary Church, 845 High Street, Westwood, MA. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Holden-Dunn-Lawler Funeral Home, Westwood, MA.