R.J. Fahy Funeral Home

116 N Broad Street, Norwich, NY


Margaret M. Davis

October 1, 1931June 20, 2020

Margaret M. Davis, of Norwich, passed away on June 20, 2020 in Norwich, New York at the age of 88.

There will be no calling hours. Virtual funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home with the Rev. Rachel Barnhart of Broad Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Services may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/RJ-Fahy-Funeral-Home Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Norwich.

Margaret Elizabeth McLagan was born in Norwich, NY, on October 1, 1931. She was the only child of Kasson George McLagan and Clara Smith McLagan. Margaret lived with her parents in the family home “The Maples” on Guilford Road in the township of Norwich. Margaret went to school at the district school on Pratt Road in Norwich through the eighth grade. She and her mother then took an apartment on Hayes Street in Norwich so she could attend Norwich High School, from which she graduated in 1948.

Margaret married the love of her life, Ivon A. Davis, on January 27, 1950, in Oxford at the Methodist parsonage. Margaret’s priority was her family but she also worked outside of the home her entire adult life. She served as the bookkeeper for Reese-Marshall Oil for thirty-five years. Over the years, Margaret was involved in Girl Scouts, Home Bureau, the PTA, several volunteer organizations and the Broad Street United Methodist Church but her primary interest was always her family and several close friends. Margaret was blessed with a winning personality and a heart with room for everyone. She was proud to be thought of as “Mom” and “Grandma” to many people. Her good humor and optimism were her trademarks for her entire life.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ivon, her parents, and her great-granddaughter Piper Switzer.

Margaret is survived by her four sons, Kenneth R. Davis and wife Renee of Palmetto, FL, William F. Davis and wife Ellen of Strasburg, VA, James M. Davis of Kirkville, NY and John H. Davis and wife Misty of Norwich, NY; eight grandchildren, Bethany Davis Andrews and husband Kirk Andrews, Mary Katherine Davis, Jimm Davis, Jill Davis Knuth, Alicia Davis Avila, Jacob Davis, Lauren Davis and Sarah Davis; eleven great-grandchildren, Paxton Andrews, Wade Andrews, Avie Anne Andrews, Vallie Gianna Andrews, Natalie Davis, Karissa Signor, Matthew “Trey” Signor, Cecily Rae Davis, Cameron Knuth, Sophia Avila and Jordyn Avila; two nephews, Robert I. Davis and wife Donna of Stuart, FL, Guy M. Davis and wife Sheryl of Norwich, and her beloved niece Katherine A. Davis ( DeSarro) and husband John DeSarro of Norwich.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Margaret's name be given to the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 74 N. Broad St. Norwich or to the American Heart Association at www2.heart.org

Margaret’s sons wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to her dear friend and neighbor Carol Charles and all the other friends who have helped and supported her. Thanks also to the parishioners and staff of Broad Street United Methodist Church and the dedicated caregivers at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.


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Karen Covell

July 6, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Margarets passing. She was always a wonderful lady and when I went to work with my father John Covell at Reese Marshall she always had a lollipop or other treat, a big hug and her warmest smile. She will be missed by both my father and I. Rest in peace Margaret.

Sandy Smith

July 2, 2020

I am so very thankful to have shared special times and love with you.
Keep moving and smiling in the Living Waters :)
I love you Margaret Davis
Sandy Smith

Lauri Davis

June 30, 2020

First I want to say how very sorry I am about Margaret's passing. My prayers go out to the whole family. She was the best mother in law I could have had and the most wonderful grandmother to my two daughters, Jill Knuth & Alicia Avila.

The one memory I'll always have was before she became my mother in law in 1980. Margaret would take me out in her car so I could practice my driving before I took my driver's test. The day of my test it was chilly outside and because of that the instructor let her ride in the car with us while I took my driver's test. Funny thing is, the instructor and Margaret talked the whole time to each other during my test. As I hit the curb while making a turn and swore, she still passed me! Margaret going on the ride with us was no doubt one of the luckiest days for me! RIP Margaret. I will always remember you as my mother in law for 15 years and thank you for all you did when you were. You will always be in my heart. ❤