- October 31, 1934 - November 27, 2016
- Bellingham, Massachusetts
of Hazel's Passing
The First Baptist Church of Bellingham
39 Mechanic St.
Intersection of RT. 126 & 140
Bellingham, MA 02019
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“RIP dear Hazel we will miss you !Love Fatima, Dan and Zara
1 of 12 | Posted by: A friend
“My dearest Hazel.....I was in total shock when my sister, Linda Stanley, told me of the news of your passing. She lives in Boston, MA and she met...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Schnebly - Lafayettte, IN
“To Hazels family we met hazel at Bellingham many years ago. we enjoyed the many gatherings. Our paths changed we moved to Medfield right around...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Roberta Platt - bellingham, MA
“Rest in Paradise, Aunty Hazel, I know you are in the arms of your love and are now at peace. You will be dearly missed.
4 of 12 | Posted by: Tiffany Urizar - PROVIDENCE, RI
“There are no words to describe in depth the love that Hazel radiated throughout this world. My sister, my friend, you will always be with us. On our...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly Henry - Taunton, MA
“I met Hazel and Julius when her brother, John's wife, Shirley passed away. John worked for the City of Champaign in Illinois where I also worked and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Stanley - Boston, MA
“Hazel and I were 2nd cousins, she and my father (Frank Bennett) were 1st cousins. We were recently introduce to each other at a another family...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: PATRICIA BENNETT-HARRINGTON - NJ
“Hazel was a very sweet lady who I went to church with. She will be deeply missed at First Baptist Church of Bellingham!
8 of 12 | Posted by: Gladys Haetsfield - Manville, RI
“I am saddened by the loss of such a wonderful woman. I worked with Hazel as MSH. My children loved her and grew up calling her Nana Hazel, as I...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Neville - Drewryville, VA
“Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. (Psalm 18:2) ~ Nicky
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend
“Hazel was a dear neighbor for many years. Beloved by many as a kind and sweet light. Well loved by neighborhood children through the years. My...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: chris frain - bellingham, MA
“My heart is broken over the loss of Hazel, or Mrs. Davis as she was fondly referred to. I grew up with Mrs. Davis as my neighbor. I always enjoyed...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Jakstis - Bellingham, MA
Hazel L. (Ritter) Davis 82, of Bellingham, died suddenly at her home, Sunday November 27, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius E. Davis, who died in 2003.
Born on Halloween, October 31, 1934 in Wadesboro, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John D. and Nellie B. (Bennett) Ritter, she was a resident of Bellingham for over 45 years.
She was raised and educated in North Carolina, and worked as a licensed practical nurse at the former Medfield State Hospital for over 22 years before retiring.
Hazel was devoted to her family and the First Baptist Church of Bellingham where she served in numerous capacities, including chairperson for the churches ministries and missions. She also enjoyed reading, cooking and exercising.
She is survived by many family members including nieces, nephews, cousins and her church family.
Hazel was the sister of the late John W. Ritter, Elvin Ritter and Lethia M. Chandler.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Going Home Service Saturday December 10th at 10:30AM in The First Baptist Church of Bellingham 39 Mechanic St. (Intersection of Rt. 126 & 140) Bellingham, MA 02019.
Interment will follow at Union Street Cemetery, Franklin.
Calling hours are Friday Dec. 9th, at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin from 6-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to The First Baptist Church.