Sheila A. Davidson, 72

Mar 22, 2024

Sheila A. Davidson, 72, of Mattapoisett died Thursday, March 21, 2024 after a long illness. She was the wife of James W. Davidson, Sr., with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, she was raised in Mattapoisett by her mother and step-father, the late Dorothy (DeMello) Anselmo and Alexander Anselmo, and lived in town for most of her life.

Sheila was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for Fragozo Linguica in New Bedford for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; her son, James W. Davidson, Jr. and his wife Kära; her grandson, Cooper Davidson; her brother, Bradford Anselmo; her sister, Alison Anselmo and her companion Chris Swimm and her two sons Joseph and Alex Moceri; her brother-in-law, Andy Davidson and his wife Debra; and her sister-in-law, Jane Moreau and her two sons Michael and Brett Moreau.

In addition to her mother and step-father, she was predeceased by her father Edward Andrade.

Her funeral service and burial in Cushing Cemetery were held privately. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila's memory may be made to It's All About The Animals, Inc., 103 Marion Rd., Rochester, MA 02770 or a charity of your choice. For the online guestbook, visit