Frances L King Davidian

January 21, 1927September 26, 2013
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Mrs. Frances L. (King) Davidian, age 86, of Lynn died peacefully on September 26, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Frances was the wife of the late John “Armen” Davidian, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Her beloved husband passed away March 15, 2013. Born in Chelsea and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Brennan) King. She was the oldest of 5 living children. Frances‘s nurturing and loving nature was well suited for her in an unexpected role as parental guide to her younger siblings. Due to her own parents failing health, she embraced this responsibility with love and dedication. This nurturing style continued as wife, mother, grandmother and good friend to so many. She met her future husband at the Library Spa Ice Cream Parlor in Chelsea in 1943. When she saw him she knew right there. She said “I saw what she liked and liked what she saw”. Her family was her source of pride. Setting up their home first in Chelsea and then moving to Lynn. She pursued a number of artistic talents including, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, macramé and ceramics. She turned her love for ceramics into a business “Robin’s Nest Ceramic Studio”. She also had a passion for shoes all of her life. As a young working woman she would go without lunch in order to save that money for a pair of dress shoes. And as for cooking, her husband always raved that she made an art of cooking. Her other passions included all forms of entertainment, reading, music, theatre, movies, cards, trivia and especially Frank Sinatra. She excelled in all of them and she was always trying to get some game going. Frances and her husband enjoyed doing things together especially traveling. Best of all was the planning, saving and then traveling on those special trips. When travelling was no longer an option, Frances and her husband enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors. Eventually, they spent their remaining days at Briarcliff Adult Day Lodge where their days were full and happy and they were together. Frances leaves 3 children, Joan Luciano and her husband Alfred of Salem, John P. Davidian and his wife Deborah of Melrose and Carol Davidian of Lynn, 6 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late, Margaret (King) Waldron, Robert F. King, Claire (King) Karselian, and James B. King. Her funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10AM in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Briarcliff Adult Day Lodge, 112 Kernwood Drive, Lynn, MA 01904.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2013

Frances L King Davidian

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Solangel Ortega

October 1, 2013

May you take comfort in knowing that your mother and father are now happy together again watching over you heart is with you in this time of sorrow we will always remember frances

Reko Ventura

September 30, 2013

Word's cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the passing of your mom. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Love The Ventura Family

Donna Cloutier

September 30, 2013

To John and Joan and respective families,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, may she rest in eternal peace.

Jean Morelli

September 30, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

September 29, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have two special guardian angels to watch over you. I know they are together and happy again. What a beautiful tribute. Love Joyce

The Staff of Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home

September 26, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.