Mary Ann Davidson, 70

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mary Ann (Favazza) Davidson, 70, passed away beautifully on Jan. 6, 2010, in her Monterey, Calif., home in the presence of her husband of 33 years, Kenneth (formerly of Emmons), and many loving family members. Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Antioch, Calif., she spent her early years in Pittsburgh, Calif. Her family moved to the Monterey Peninsula when she was 11. She attended St. Angela’s School and went on to graduate from Junipero Serra Memorial High School (1956). After attending Monterey Peninsula College, she went on to San Jose State University where she graduated in 1962 with a degree in Elementary Education.
The enduring passions of her life were her Catholic faith, being an active member of San Carlos Cathedral, and her extensive family. Further, Mary Ann had a wonderful 41-year career as a kindergarten and first grade teacher at local schools, including J.C. Crumpton Elementary and Marina Vista Elementary. During her retirement years, she was on the staff of Eisinger Orthodontics and traveled regularly with her husband within the United States as well as to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Mary Ann was preceded to heaven by her parents: Andrew and Angela Favazza; her brother, Rosario Favazza; and her sister, Sarah Cavaliere.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband; her sisters: Carmen Donegan (Millersville, Md.), Ursula Bohn (Carmel Valley, Calif.); her children: Erik (Lori) Davidson of Carmel, Calif., Anders (Teri) Davidson of Minneapolis, and Marit (Andrew) Lunstad of North Oaks; 10 grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews, and numerous other family members. Mary Ann is also survived by her husband’s brothers: Karl Davidson (Sterling, Va.), and Sam Davidson (Olympia, Wash.), and sister, Berniece (Davidson) Anderson (Roseville), and numerous nieces and nephews, and predeceased by his brother, Donald Davidson (New Hope).
There was a celebration of her life at the San Carlos Santa Rosalia Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 9. A private Mass and interment occurred at the San Carlos Cathedral today.
Arrangements were made by Mission Mortuary. To offer online condolences, please visit: The family suggests that memorial donations be made to San Carlos Cathedral Cornerstone Fund, 500 Church St., Monterey, CA 93940.

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