Clotilde Davis

July 19, 1930December 18, 2017

Clotilde Anne (Sokolowski) Davis, 87, of Orleans and formerly Wellesley, MA passed away peacefully on 12/18/17.

Clo was preceded in death by her father, Sergius Sokolowski, her mother, Frances Sokolowski Stachura, and two great influences on her life: her aunts, Helen and Melania Sokolowski.

Clo is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Emerson Davis and their 5 children, Jay (Liz) Davis of Long Beach, CA, Paul Davis of Orleans, MA, Jeff (Lisa) Davis of Denton, TX, Anne (Ben) Steverman of Needham and Barry (Julie) Davis of Fairfield, CT. Devoted grandmother to Lauren and Charlie (Karina) Davis, Samantha (Mike) Flaherty, Christine (Fred) Moore, Jack Steverman, Alex and Amanda Davis, Sarah, Blake and Chloe Davis. Treasured Gigi to Bailey and MacKenzie Moore and Jack and Michael Flaherty. Clo is also survived by her brother Serge (Marilyn) Sokol of Frisco, TX.

Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Clo attended high school at Bloom Township in the same town and demonstrated her academic excellence by graduating at the early age of 15. She went on to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, graduating with honors.

Clo loved playing Mah Jongg, gardening, traveling, yoga, attending the Cape Cod Symphony and spending time with her grand and great-grand children. She was a devoted volunteer and friend to many local organizations including Orleans Council on Aging (where she was also a past Board Member), the Cape Cod Hospital Thrift Shop and the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Orleans. She was also a cherished friend to many in Orleans and the surrounding communities. In addition to loving her family and local community, Clo was forever proud of her Polish heritage and traditions.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the Visiting Nurses Association for the kindness and professionalism over the last few weeks.

A memorial service will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Rd, Orleans, MA 02653 on Thursday, December 21st at 11:00 AM.

Please direct any donations in lieu of flowers to either the St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Rd, Orleans, MA 02653; or the Friends to the Council on Aging, 150 Rock Harbor Rd, Orleans, MA 02653.

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January 4, 2018

It is never easy to lose a loved one, I pray that you find comfort In God's promise found at John 6:40 which says that soon we will see all our loved ones again. My deepest condolences to the family.

Jack and Maryanne. Ryan

December 27, 2017

Jay and Liz
Sorry to read about your mother passing. It is always difficult to say goodby. You have wonderful memories of your mom may they help as the time passes.


December 27, 2017

My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. - Psalms 116:15.


December 25, 2017

To the Davis family: I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Clo. May you find peace and comfort from the words of 2 Cor. 1:2-4.

December 24, 2017

Dear Emerson, Paul, Jay, Jeff, Barry and Anne,

I am sorry to hear of Clo's passing. I fondly recall her big smile and sense of humor during years of hanging around with Paul in Wellesley and Cape Cod. The Davis home was always welcoming to me, and your Mom a big part of that. She was a wonderful, thoughtful and warm person.

- Walter Morgan

Cheryl Viera

December 22, 2017

To the Davis Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Clo. She was a wonderful lady. May she R.I.P.

Gail Warner

December 21, 2017

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May God bless you and your family.

Dianne Greaney

December 21, 2017

I enjoyed getting to know Clo at our Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary - Orleans Branch meeting and during our many fundraising activities. She was always a willing worker and so sweet to know. She will be missed.

Linda Ficano

December 20, 2017

Barry & Julie so sorry to hear about the lost of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Linda Ficano

FG Rich

December 20, 2017

We are so saddened to hear of the loss of dear Clo and offer deepest condolences to the Davis family. May you draw close to God during this difficult time and he will draw close to you.