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A memorial Mass for Sister Dorothy Frances Davis, a teacher formerly of Buffalo, was held Aug. 19 in Oakwood Chapel of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Menlo Park, Calif.

Sister Davis, 87, died Aug. 17, 1998, in Menlo Park after a long illness.

She was born in Buffalo. Her father, the late Frank M. Davis, was a former city comptroller.

She graduated from Bennett High School, received her bachelor's degree from D'Youville College in 1933, her master of arts degree from Columbia University in 1934 and her master's in religious education from Fordham University in 1974.

She taught in Buffalo Public Schools from 1934 to 1939.

She also taught 12 years in the Academies of the Sacred Heart in Albany, Philadelphia, New York City, Providence, R.I., and Detroit. And she taught 12 years in Academies of the Sacred Heart in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From 1974 to 1979, she served as director of religious education at St. Michael's Parish in Greenwich, Conn. After that, she served as religious education coordinator until 1989 at St. Joseph's School in Menlo Park.

She entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1939, took her first vows in 1942 and made her final profession in Rome in 1948.

Sister Davis was such an ardent fan of the Buffalo Bills that she had pictures and posters of the team and its players hung on the walls of her room in the convent.[hdvs]

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