Theresa Ophelia (Saulnier) Davis, age 93

of Quincy

Theresa Ophelia (Saulnier) Davis, age 93

Theresa Ophelia (Saulnier) Davis, age 93, of Quincy, formerly of Holbrook, died peacefully, Monday, November 23, 2020 at John Adams HealthCare Center.

Theresa was born in Hanover, to the late Paul and Helen (Comeau) Saulnier. She was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1945. She had recently returned to Quincy after living in Holbrook for forty years.

She was a homemaker but had worked for many years as an assembler for the former Grass Instrument Company and later for the former Semline Bookbinding Company in Braintree.

Theresa was a Gold Star wife and mother and was very active in veteran’s affairs. She was a Past President of the National American Gold Star Mother’s Association. She had also served as District President of the Ladies VFW in Holbrook and was a member of the Gold Star Wives of America and Gold Star Sisters Associations, the Braintree DAV Auxiliary. She was also an honorary member of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Association.

She loved traveling and having been an Army wife. Theresa was dedicated to her family and especially to her much-loved grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Richard S. Davis, Sr., Master Sergeant, United States Army.

Devoted mother of Patricia J. “Penny” Ericson and her husband Ronald of Holbrook, Kevin R. Davis and his wife Mary of Holbrook, and predeceased by Richard S. Davis, Jr., SP4, United States Army, Linda J. Giebe, and Paul J. Davis, Sr.

Loving grandmother of eight grandchildren, fifteen cherished great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

The last of seven siblings, Theresa is survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, November 25, from 4-6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, interment services at the Southview Cemetery in North Adams will be private. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines. A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by visiting


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  • So very sorry for your loss Terry was a great women kind to everyone she met. She gave her husband and son to this country. We salute her and her family. May she rest in peace

  • Penny, Kevin and family, we are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Aunt Terry.

    Gwen & Woody Boillat

  • How we loved this beautiful woman. She gave so unselfishly and with such great joy, love and laughter.
    Blessed to have known her.
    Love from,
    Keith and Margaret

  • Bless you all as you mourn the loss of this amazing woman. It is true that the heart remembers best what it has loved the most.

  • To Terry’s family my deepest sympathy and respect. Thank you for taking such good care of her. Terry was a National Treasure she was my all time favorite Gold Star Mother . She never missed Vietnam Veterans Day Held at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Clock Tower on Which Richards Name inscribed for the ages. She was a mother to All Vietnam Vets. We shared so many stories, like her jumping on the back of a Harley during Rolling Thunder at the Wall and her Gold Star Mothers hat blowing off only to be returned to her with a tire track down the middle. She was so special and kind. Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Peace to the memory of this Wonderful woman.
    Semper Fidelis
    Tom Bolinder
    Quincy Vietnam Combat Veterans

  • My love and prayerful thoughts to all your family. Mrs Davis was a beautiful ,courageous woman and inspiration for all generations. She will be held dear in so many of our hearts. May you find the comfort and peace you need in the memory of her love,grace and integrity..

  • My Condolences Kevin and Family. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but felt like I knew her due to the many tales of her travel and exploits told to me by Kevin and Mary. May the memories of those “tales and exploits” comfort you and give you peace at this time.
    Sincerely with love
    Angie S.