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Florence Snow

Obituary for Florence Snow

October 21, 1924 - May 1, 2020
Massachusetts | Age 95

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Florence (Davis) Snow, age 95 of Rockland, MA died Friday, May 1, 2020 at Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center where they fondly referred to her as "Auntie Flo", "Frosty" and "Snow Ball". She died peacefully surrounded by family (outside window) and her loving caregivers at Baypointe after contracting Covid-19 (Corona virus). She was born to James & Bessie Davis on October 21, 1924 in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She was a 1942 Graduate of West Bridgewater Howard High School. She was proud of her West Bridgewater ties and remained active with her classmates and assisted with their high school reunions. After graduation, Flo attended the Brockton Business School. Flo was married to Russell (Rut) Snow (deceased) on May 1, 1948 and died on what would have been their 72nd wedding anniversary.

Flo & Rut spent most of their married life in Rockland where they made their home along with their two favorite dogs, Suzette (Suzy) and Beauregard (BoBo). They also had several other dogs and cats that they loved along the way. Flo & Rut were known for their parties downstairs in their rumpus room where many family and friends would meet for large dinners or costume parties. Flo was an excellent cook. She was known for her specialty dishes including cheese potato and apple crisp. Flo was also the family historian doing her research old school, visiting graveyards, libraries, and town halls. She was able to track her family lineage back to England and through their arrival in the new world by way of the Mayflower. She was proud that her family had descended from old English Royalty, and that she could trace her history through the DAR. A descendant, Lieutenant Josiah Smith of the Continental Army hand carried a copy of the Declaration of Independence to Cohasset shortly after it was signed. Flo's Grandfather Whitman was the assistant lighthouse keeper of the Minot Ledge Light off the coast of Cohasset and Scituate.

Flo loved to create elaborate costumes for her and her husband. She was also known as the "go to" Aunt for costumes, crafts, business and accounting tutoring, and typing reports for the many children in her life. Auntie Flo had a way of making everyone she met feel special and included them as part of her inner circle of family & friends. You could not help, but to love and cherish her with all your heart. She was a class act with an enormous heart and a keen sense of humor until the end. Flo & Rut loved to travel. They drove many times cross country and back and forth to North Carolina and Florida visiting family and friends along the way. Eventually, they became "Snowbirds" and spent their later years together in Marshfield during the Spring, Summer and Fall and Wintered in Port Richey, Florida. Flo was a hard working business woman. In Flo's younger years she worked at New England Art in Abington through which she met her husband. Later she worked at Cutler Insurance in Abington, and finally Porter Insurance in Brockton before she retired.

Flo was one of 7 siblings. She is survived by her baby sister, Caroline J. Clark of Brockton who Flo lovingly referred to as Sweet Caroline. She was predeceased by her siblings, Lucinda Patterson of Middleboro, MA, Gladys Young of Vallejo, CA, James Davis, Jr. of Vallejo, CA, Ralph Davis of Holbrook, MA and Betty Francis of Jacksonville, NC. Flo also leaves her "Godson" Paul Yau and his partner Beth Strenge, and her "Nieces" Kim Emerling of Marshfield and Jacquelyn Curran of Hanover along with their families and was predeceased by their sister Janelle Robertson. Florence was known as "Auntie Flo" to many and she leaves many nieces and nephews including: Bunny Lewis, Bob Young, Bonnie Davis, MaryAnn Fitzpatrick, Kathy Palaschak, Elaine Davis, Liz McLaurin, Joe Francis, Don Clark, Debbie Blosz and Nancy Clark, and their families. Flo was predeceased by Cindy Savage, Bill White, Bud Young, James Davis, III, Nancy Francis-Heckman and Russ Clark. She is also survived by her husband Rut Snow's extended family, and many great nieces and great nephews.

With much sadness, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be officiated by Pastor Ann-Marie Illsley from Christ Congregational Church, UCC Brockton at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington. To leave condolences and sympathy messages for the family, please visit www.magounbiggins.com. Memorial Donations may be made to the True Heart Animal Foundation, c/o Beaufort Pet Provisions, 129 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 (a 501c3 originated by Flo's late niece, Nancy Francis-Heckman) www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-true-heart-animal-foundation, or any other charity of your choice in memory of Flo.

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