Mary E. (McAdams) Booker Davis

January 18, 2008

Mary E. (McAdams) Booker Davis

MARY E. (McADAMS) BOOKER DAVIS – of Center Barnstead, NH, formerly of Woburn, January 18th. Beloved wife of the late Edward Davis and the late William “Neil” Booker. Devoted mother of Carol Lecesse and her husband Paul of Groveland, Robert Booker and his wife Patricia of Franklin, Charles Booker and his wife Carla of Center Barnstead, NH, and Charlene Preston and her husband Alfred of Worcester. Dear mother-in-law of Ann Booker of Lynnfield, and stepmother of Margaret “Peggy” Brown and Joan McPartlin and her husband Jim, all of Woburn, and the late William “Neil” Booker Jr. Loving sister of Joseph McAdams of Woburn, George and Charles McAdams of Texas, and the late Francis, John, and Margaret McAdams. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, January 22nd at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Monday 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. (McAdams) Booker Davis passed away early Friday, January 18th, at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire, following a very brief illness. The wife of the late Edward Davis, who died in November of 2007, and of the late William “Neil” Booker, who died in 1987, she was eighty-five.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Timmons) McAdams. She grew up on Woburn’s West Side in the neighborhood known as the Glen, and graduated from St. Charles High School. Following her marriage to Neil Booker, she lived with her family in North Woburn, where she raised her family. During this time she worked for Jade East Restaurant in Tewksbury as a hostess for a number of years. Her husband died in 1987, followed just a few months later by the sudden death of her stepson, William “Neil” Booker, Jr.

After a few years she married Ed Davis and together they took up residence in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire. For many years they spent the winter months in Bradenton, Florida. She loved walking along the beach, collecting sea shells, and also enjoyed crocheting.

Along with her husband William “Neil” Booker and her husband Ed Davis, who died this past November, she was preceded in death by her stepson, William “Neil” Booker, Jr., two brothers, Francis and John McAdams, and a sister, Margaret McAdams.

Surviving are four children: Carol Lecesse and her husband Paul of Groveland, Robert Booker and his wife Patricia of Franklin, Charles Booker and his wife Carla of Center Barnstead, NH, and Charlene Preston and her husband Alfred of Worcester, her daughter-in-law, Ann Booker of Lynnfield, and two stepdaughters, Margaret “Peggy” Brown and Joan McPartlin and her husband Jim, all of Woburn. She was also the loving sister of Joseph McAdams of Woburn and George and Charles McAdams of Texas. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, January 22nd at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Veronica Booker

    Mother wants to send sincere sympathy at the loss to the family of Mary.

    Veronica Andrews

  2. Randy, Julie, Sarah and Erin Michaud…We will miss Mary greatly. She was a wonderful person and a dear friend. The girls thought of her as their adopted grandmother and although we moved away over a year ago they missed her quite a lot and looked forward to hearing from her at Christmas. May she rest in peace.

  3. From George

    I’m sorry I can’t be with all of you, but my prayers are with you. Your mother raised me and I will always love her and I’ll miss her. Thank you, Mary for raising me.

    Love George

  4. To all of Mary’s family

    Your mother was a wonderful person. I met her and all of George’s family in June of 2000. From the moment I met Mary, we had an instant liking of one another. We became good friends. She accepted me like a sister. We went to visit her and Ed in Florida a few years ago. Mary taught me how to “shell”. She nearly wore me down. I’ll never forget that vacation. She also went with us to Sanibal Island and we “shelled” again. I’ll never forget her sweet and caring ways. She will be truly missed. I will be praying for all of you.

    Love, Sandy

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