Judith A. Davidson

Date of Passing:

September 3, 2014

Davidson, Judith, A., (Gagnon), 80, formerly of Bullock Avenue, died peacefully on Wednesday September 3, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Malcom Davidson.

Born in Fall River, MA in 1934, she grew up in Warren. Judith was the daughter of the late Andrew P. and Ruth E. (Connery) Gagnon. She lived in Barrington for 47 years and East Greenwich for the past year and a half. She and her husband also lived in California and Massachusetts in the early years of their marriage.

Mrs. Davidson worked at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum for many years and was a docent there in the years before her employment. She and her husband were married for 52 years before his death in 2010. Together, they enjoyed traveling and good food and were long time members of a gourmet dinner club in Barrington. She was also was a member of the Pembroke Club, the Barrington Yacht Club and in her early years enjoyed playing tennis. She was an avid gardener.

She was interviewed for and featured in a special oral history project by the Warren Preservation Society and Imago Foundation for the Arts titled, ‘Warren: A Point of View – Artistic Impressions of Warren by IFA & Stories of the Silent Generation’, on display in November and December of 2013. The WPS and IFA honored her and the other interview subjects at a special opening reception, which she attended with her daughter, her brother and his wife, as well as many cousins and local friends.

She is survived by four children, Bruce Davidson of Maine, Andrew Davidson of Pomona, CA, and his fiance Jeanette Tang, Scott Davidson and his wife Alexandra of Munich, Germany, and Anne Davidson Babineau and her husband John of Wakefield; a brother, Andrew Peter Gagnon and his wife Stephanie of Seekonk, MA; a brother- and sister-in-law, Douglass and Carole Davidson of Massachusetts as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was the grandmother of Allison and Nathaniel Babineau of Wakefield.

Calling hours will be held on Friday September 5, 2014 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be private. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

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