Charis Davis

3 September, 194115 December, 2020

Hopkinton, MA -Charis Ann Storms Davis, 79 passed away peacefully at Golden Pond Assisted Living Communities in Hopkinton, MA on December 15, 2020.

Charis was formally from Henrietta, NY where she lived for 48 years. She was an elementary school teacher for the hearing impaired in the Rochester City School District for most of her career. She was born in Houlton ME in 1941 the daughter of Rev Martin and Grace Storms. She attended North Yarmouth Academy, graduated from Colby College and received her Master's Degree from Smith College.

She met her future husband while student teaching at the Baxter School for the Deaf. They were married in 1965 with her father conducting the ceremony at his church in Yarmouth, ME. She found joy in music and loved playing the piano and the organ. She was an avid traveler with her husband after retirement and loved spending time at her cottage in Deer Lake, PA and in the flower garden at her home in Henrietta. Charis moved with her husband to Hopkinton MA to be near their daughter.

Charis is survived by her daughter Sara Davis of Ashland, MA, son Scott Davis of Greenville, TX, her brother Mark Storms (Debbie) of Yarmouth, ME and multiple nieces and nephews throughout the country. She is predeceased by her parents, husband of 54 years Vernon W Davis, daughter in law Jean Davis and her two brothers Carlton Storms and Roger Storms.

Due to the COVID pandemic, a celebration of Charis’s life and burial will take place at a later date in 2021. Final resting place will be the family cemetery in Parkman, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth, ME. You may offer your condolences or share your memories at


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Klaran (McKusick) Warner

22 December 2020

It was Charis who was the inspiration for me to go to Clarke School just two years after she was there. While I failed to become a teacher of the deaf, going instead into speech pathology, we felt a common interest. When visiting my parents in Rochester, I would also see Charis and Vernon. Just last week, I found in my Christmas things a book of Christmas poems she gave me as a thank you for being included in an extended family gathering Andy and I hosted at Christmas time at a hotel as a thank you to those who hosted us when we would come into Rochester. I last saw her one summertime at the farm in Parkman, and we walked the family fields.

Marie Ferenchak

21 December 2020

I met Charis when we were teachers at Rochester School for the Deaf. We remained friends for many years. We took 2 trips to Europe with Charis and Vern. Sorry we could not keep in touch with her in recent years. Sara and Scott are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marie and Bill Ferenchak

Meg Zimmer

19 December 2020

Charis and I worked together at RCSD School #1. She mainstreamed her hearing- impaired kindergarten into my regular Ed kindergarten several days a week. She was a wonderful co- worker and taught me a great deal about the hearing impaired population. She was so gentle and giving to all her students - an excellent role model to others and certainly a memorable teacher! May she Rest In Peace...

Mike Burnham

19 December 2020

Over the last 20 years I was hoping to see Charis at one of our reunions… Ironically Charis and I were very close ,almost like brother and sister… As I was with Martha Hodsdon and so many other girls in our class ,in whom I could have “safe haven“… Yeah for those of you who wonder I was at best a true geek. But in Charis I found a beautiful person, an incredibly intelligent person ,but more importantly a soulful person who was predictable… I found her dry sense of humor enlightening and very telling about her nature as a wonderfully fun person to have as a friend…I’m thinking of the family at this time and sending them my fondest regards and sad recollection of her loss.
Regards Mike Burnham