Joanne Davidson, 62 

January 21, 2024

Joanne “JoJo” Davidson, died on January 3, 2024, in Colorado following a brief illness. She was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and then raised in West Concord. JoJo enjoyed growing up in a wonderful neighborhood and going on family beach trips to Hampton Beach, NH, Old Orchard Beach, ME, and other fun locales. 

She attended Concord-Carlisle High School and remained a loyal CCHS football fan all her life. JoJo worked many years at Woolworth’s in Concord Center.  

While maintaining her deep love of Massachusetts, in 1986, she relocated to the charming ski town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. There, she found a wonderful community of friends, and she made it her home for the rest of her life. She was well known for cheering on New England sports teams and for being a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army for 22 Christmas seasons. A dedicated employee, she worked 38 years in the retail, transport, and hotel industries. Joanne’s friendliness, love of socializing, and warm personality made it seem like she knew everyone in Steamboat. She returned to New England often to visit life-long friends and family, to see her beloved Red Sox play at Fenway Park, and for concerts and beach vacations. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph J. Davidson, Jr., and Jean M. (Rice) Davidson, as well as her four grandparents and other family members.  She is survived by her three siblings, Pat Davidson, Linda Munroe-Davidson, and Jim Davidson; her brother-in-law, Jim Munroe-Davidson; her sister-in-law, Gloria Davidson; her beloved nieces and nephew (Meaghan, Adina, Naomi, Jess, and Nick), as well as by her extended family. 

Her loved ones will miss her generous spirit, holiday cards, epic magnet collection, knowledge of family history, and diligent genealogy research. A memorial reception will take place in Concord, MA on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Concord’s Colonial Inn (48 Monument Square, Concord, MA) from 5 pm through 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, Joanne requested that donations be made to one of her favorite charities: Globe Santa Fund, 

A second memorial reception will also be held in Steamboat Springs at a later date.