Evelyn Toelle Dean Davis, 97, of Wright Residence, Masonic Home, Wallingford formerly of North Haven passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Masonic Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late John L. Davis. Mrs. Davis was born in Wallingford on April 25, 1914; daughter of the late Walter H. and Elsie Allen Toelle. A resident of North Haven for many years, she moved to St. Petersburg, FL 1982-1985 and Roswell, GA 1991-2007 before returning to Wallingford. She was retired from Plymouth Electric Co. in North Haven and had previously worked for many years at H.L. Judd Co. (Stanley Judd), in Wallingford. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Wallingford for many of her early years. She later taught Sunday School and was a member of the Montowese Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis enjoyed playing piano and organ and often entertained fellow residents at the Masonic Home and at her senior dwellings in Georgia. She leaves three sons, C. Robert Dean, Carrolton, TX, Ron W. Dean, Acworth, GA, and Alan Davis, North Haven; a daughter, Susan Wiatrak, Middletown; a sister, Pearl Zesk, Wallingford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles L. Dean; granddaughter Laurie Dean; brother, Clayton Toelle; and three sisters, Bernice “Bunny” Berniere, Henrietta “Netta” Woblesky, and Arlene Crocker.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning August 6th at 11:00 with the Rev. J.P. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the North Haven Center Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday August 5th from 6 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonicare, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.