Obituary of Rosemary Davis
Rosemary was a strong, independent, and proud woman. She always made sure to take great care of herself but she took even better care of her family. Her world revolved around her four children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Despite being so dedicated to her family, she also found a little time to do the things she loved the most. She enjoyed working outside, planting and caring for her flower garden. She watched sports, especially hockey, which both of her sons played. She spent time bowling and golfing and she loved to travel. New York City and Washington were some of her favorite places to visit. Rosemary was an awesome cook and loved to do it. She was known best for her lasagna, beef on weck, fried chicken, pies, and most importantly, her gravies.
Rosemary was Irish through and through. She had ties to the Buffalo Irish Center where she organized events such as bake sales. She was even Irish Times’ “Lady of the Year”.
Davis, Rosemary (nee Dwyer) of Hamburg, NY on June 9. Beloved wife of the late Harry Davis; Treasured mother of Robin (Dennis) Messenger, Laurie (Richard) Drew, Rick (Gina) Davis, and Jeff (Judy) Davis; Loving grandmother of Christopher, Caryn, Matthew, Ryan, Adam, Allyson, Sean, Emily, Cort, Tyler, Jason, Liam, Harrison, and Aaron; Devoted great grandmother of Nathan, Natalie and Lily; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Rosemary was born in Buffalo's 1st ward. She was the youngest of six children including two brothers and three sisters (all predeceased) born to the late John and Mary Ellen Dwyer. Rosemary graduated from St. Ann's high school, was employed doing key punch at various Buffalo agencies eventually working at Remington Rand and married Harry A. Davis (1949). She continued working at Remington Rand and then later became a housewife and mother to her 4 children. After the sudden death of her husband Harry she returned to the work force, employed as a certification specialist working with the office for TAP at ECC South where she worked for 25 years until her retirement. She helped organize the Buffalo Irish Center and was president of the Daughters of Erin in 2018 winning the Tara Award for outstanding dedication.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lakeshore Rd Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Please assemble at church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.