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Virginia Louise Battaglia Davison

July 4, 1922 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 96)

Virginia Louise Battaglia Davison, 96, of North Charleston, SC, formerly of Milford, DE died Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Her funeral service will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road at 11:00 am where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will be private in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton, DE.

Virginia was born July 4, 1922 in North Attleboro, MA, daughter of the late Joseph Francis Roy and Lillian Bristow Roy Battaglia. During WW II she was a riveter and welder for an Aircraft Plant in Buffalo, NY. She formerly worked as a meat wrapper in New Jersey. Virginia was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels and a mentor at Lulu Ross Elementary School in Milford. She was a member of the Milford Senior Center, AARP Aide for two years and worked at Kent Sussex Industries in Woodside and Bridgeville, DE. She was a Delaware Governor’s recipient for volunteer of the year.

She is survived by three sons: Kenneth Allan Coates and Daniel Lee Coates, both of North Charleston, SC; and James Donald Coates of Independence, OR; one daughter Sandra Jean Aliano, of Monroeville, NJ; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Davison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Assembly of God, 337 Farmington Road, Summerville, SC  29483. Local arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, DE. In addition to leaving local memorial messages on our website, we ask that memorial messages also be left by visiting

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