Loretta I. Davis, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 13, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born October 20, 1932, in Cambridge, MA, to the late Dennis F. Collins and Mary Hasle Collins. She spent her early years in Watertown, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Leonard G. Davis with whom she is now reunited.
She leaves behind four daughters, Leslie Overton and her husband Greg of Hayes, VA, Julia Weir and her husband Duncan of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa Jones and her husband David of Zuni, VA and Janine Gardner of Chesapeake, VA. She is survived by her brother, James Collins of Mission Viejo, CA, and her sisters, Mary Caro of Wheaton, IL and Caroline Gosse of Ashland, NH. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael Jones, Gregory Overton, Lee Jones, Matthew Overton, Melissa Coates, Katie Gardner, Sam Gardner. and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sophie Dutch and Theresa Sharrigan and her best friend Essie Hall.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her many houseplants especially her African Violets. She was an excellent seamstress and she enjoyed sewing clothes for her four daughters and her grandchildren throughout her life.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the caring staff at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and to Medi Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Loretta.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 21, 2016 from 7 to 9p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 11a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home with a burial at Rosewood Memorial Park to follow. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
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