October 4, 2023

Martha Gerrick Jean “Peg” (St. Germain) Davids


Martha Gerrick Jean “Peg” (St. Germain) Davids, 98, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Atria Bay Springs Villa, Barrington, Rhode Island.

She was the wife of the late Dr. Anthony (Notarangelo) Davids with whom she was married for 65 years. Born in Warren, RI, on December 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Elizabeth (Shaw) St. Germain. She grew up in Barrington and graduated from Barrington High School.

Martha is survived by her loving sister Jane A. Battey of Warwick, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth Sluzewski, Adeline Hardisty, Adrian St. Germain, and Allison St. Germain who died in infancy. She is also survived by her close friend Joan Saunders of over 60 years.

Martha and Anthony lived in East Providence for fifty years. She was employed by New England Telephone for forty years until her retirement. Additionally, she was a licensed Real Estate Broker. She was an avid lover of dogs and a benefactor of the Rhode Island chapter of the ASPCA, and Brown University. She was a prolific watercolorist and studied at Johnson & Wales College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She was also a member of the Rhode Island Water Color Society, the First Baptist Church of America, and Metacomet Country Club.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the caring and professional staff at Atria Bay Spring Villa, Barrington, RI for their time and devotion to Martha over the past decade.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 12:00 PM, in the Redwood Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, with her entombment to follow. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral St. Riverside, RI 02915 will be appreciated. Arrangements by the Perry-McStay Funeral Home.

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