Jane Chouinard Davis, 65, died at her home in Albany Sunday, July 29, 2012, in the loving care of her family, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Newport, February 17, 1947, the youngest daughter of Gerard and Aldea (Gendron) Chouinard.
She was a 1965 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newport and a 1969 graduate from Trinity College in Burlington receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education. On December 21, 1968, she married Terrrence “Terry” Davis.
They made their home in Newport until they built their home on Lake Hosmer in Albany in 1980.
Jane taught at several schools in the area, including Sacred Heart, Newport City, Coventry, and Newport Center but mostly in Albany teaching grade 4 from 1996–2004. She had also been employed for 2 years, 1985-1987, as the Head Teacher – Acting Principal for grades K-6 at the Albany Schools. She was a member of the Albany PTC for 15 years, served on the Vermont Council of UVM Members for 6 years, served as the Orleans County Girl Scout Cookie Chairman in 1976-77, Cadette Leader from 1978-79, was a member of the North Country Hospital Auxiliary and the Orleans County Home Dem. Club from 1971–1980. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and also a member of the St. John of the Cross Church in East Albany and St. Mary’s Church in Newport.
Jane enjoyed gardening, cross country skiing, cooking, traveling, reading and her pets, Matilda and Scarlett. But mostly, she enjoyed time with her family, especially her four grandsons, whom she adored.
She leaves a daughter, Jessica and husband Adam Trevits, and a son, Jonathan Davis and wife Lindsay all of Albany; four grandsons: Connor and Nicholas Trevits and Asa and Elijah Davis; three sisters: Geraldine Galpeau and husband Reynold of Pittsfield, MA; Rosemarie Allard and husband John of Oakridge, TN; and Monica Chouinard and companion Maurice Cote of Derby; two brothers-in-law: Richard Davis and Blaine Davis and his wife Mary, all of Albany, as well as nieces, nephews, and many extended family and friends, including her special companion, John Adams III of Enosburg, VT.
She was predeceased by her husband, Terry Davis, parents Gerard Chouinard and Aldea Gendron Chouinard Patenaude, and her parents-in-law Dr. Everett and Isabelle Davis.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport. There will be no visitation. The graveside service in Albany Village Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please join the family for a luncheon and celebration of memories following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Albany Community School, 351 Main Street, Albany, VT 05820, for the Jane Davis Memorial Fund for Student Enrichment of Culture and the Arts. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.