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February 16, 2012

Alexandra A. Davis, 81


Alexandra A. (Hennas) Davis, 81, formerly of Simpson Drive in Framingham, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Born in Jamestown, New York in 1930, she grew up with her parents Christie and Mary Hennas in Haverhill. She was a 1948 graduate of Haverhill High School and earned a degree from Bradford Junior College in 1950. She went on to Boston University to earn a bachelor degree and master’s degree in German studies in 1955. She married and raised her children in Framingham where she lived for more than 50 years, working initially as a private school instructor and then later as a financial planner for nearly 25 years. Because of her love of the arts, in retirement she found her calling as a docent at Framingham’s Danforth Museum. Although she had many interests, she was particularly fond of her 20 years of service as a volunteer official for the Boston Marathon, working the starting line, finish line and various points in between. She is preceded in death by her son Drew and survived by son Mark of San Francisco, CA; son Craig of Concord, CA; son Kurt and daughter-in-law Laura of Tampa, FL; daughter Martha Jackson of Chelmsford, MA and four grandchildren: Eric, Crystal, Tyler and Amber.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation was on Friday, February 10 from 5-7pm at Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20), Sudbury. Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers on Saturday, February 11. www.duckett-waterman.com.