Merlva L. Davis

March 10, 1929March 26, 2021

Merlva L. Davis, of Old Lyme, passed away on March 26, 2021.

She was born on March 10, 1929, in Woodhaven, Long Island, the daughter of Nunzio Patrick Giuliano and Merlva Anderson Giuliano.

Merlva was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College. She loved her family unconditionally. She loved writing letters and her great grandson Curtis was her pen pal for many years. She loved flowers, birds, and the Lord. She worked for many years at the Eugene O'Neill Theater.

She is survived by her son Raymond Davis and his wife Lee of Old Lyme, and her daughter Patricia Schaefer and her husband John of Appomattox, VA; sister Dorothy Sullivan of Clinton; grandchildren Ryan, Jeremy, Melinda, Heather and Adam; and many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Donna Davis and her brother John Giuliano.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 11am at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


24 April

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Duck River Cemetery

Old Lyme, CT


Merlva L. Davis

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Ruth Reluga

April 4, 2021

Merle was a dear friend of my mother, Evelyn Holt. She also helped her for a period of time in her failing years and continued to keep in touch with our family. She was a lovely soft spoken woman, kind and bright. I have fond memories of her and extend my deepest sympathies to her family.

Emmett Douglas

April 3, 2021

If God gives Golden Wings to anyone then Merl has them for sure. Her love for her family, friends and Church showed everyday. She was the kindest person I has ever known. Anyone who got to meet her and spend time with her was blessed.
If just a fraction of her love could be passed on, this world would be a much better place. You will be missed by so many but always loved in our hearts.


Holly Johnson

March 31, 2021

Merl was a special person who will me missed dearly. She had a heart of gold and always caring and thinking of everyone. I was a lucky person to be able to spend time with her, she will be missed by us all.