February 17, 2020
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MARCELLA DAVIS WILSON

FALMOUTH – Marcella Davis Wilson, 87, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Falmouth by the Sea. Marcella was born June 8, 1921, in Machias, daughter of Calvin Leon and Alice E. McLaughlin Davis. Marcella was educated in Machias schools, receiving her bachelor’s degree from Washington State Teachers College and later a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. Early years of teaching were spent in Maine, but her career was in the schools of Baltimore and Baltimore County, retiring after 37 years of teaching in 1977. She was a mentor to student teachers from Goucher College, Towson University and the University of Maryland and served on an accreditation team for both Wheelock College and New York University. She traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and the Mideast. In later years, special memories were made traveling with her mother, Alice Davis. She enjoyed bridge, needlepoint and collecting antiques. She was a member of Woodfords Congregational Church, Women’s Literary Union, Falmouth Garden Club and Woodfords Club. She leaves a devoted husband of 63 years, James W. Wilson; a sister, Laura A. Maxwell of Pittsfield; a nephew, William L. Graham and his spouse, Marilyn and children, Charles and Kristyn and her husband, Joshua and children, Jordan and Jillian, also of Pittsfield; a sister-in-law, Peggy Janicula of Glen Burnie, Md.; a special niece, Danielle; a niece, Christine; and nephew, Faion. In addition to her parents, Marcella was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Lt. Charles W. Graham, Edward E. Maxwell, Irving Hall and Donald Janicula. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, at West Kennebec Cemetery, Machias. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.


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