November 13, 1951 - August 21, 2020
TOWNSEND - Natalie Jean Davulis, 68 of Townsend, passed away quietly, peacefully, at her home on Friday, August 21, 2020. Born in Boston, Natalie was the eldest of four siblings, born to the late Natale and Gina R. (Guidetti) Catalani. Natalie was a strong willed, career oriented woman. After teaching children on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, she married her husband Vin and moved to Townsend, MA in 1976 where they raised two daughters. Natalie taught school in Townsend, Pepperell, and Amherst NH, and for over two decades she taught 7th grade math and geography in Lunenburg. This turned out to be very rewarding for her as she was able to influence many students. She always remarked how neat it was to be visited by former students who would talk about their high regard for her. During her time as a teacher at Turkey Hill Middle School, she also earned her Master’s degree in Education from Fitchburg State College. Natalie had a positive influence on children even before her career took hold. She was a Campfire Leader for several years, teaching young girls the life skills they’d need to succeed and thrive. Its programs also emphasized camping and other outdoor activities. Natalie also was a CCD Teacher for five years, helping children develop a moral code to live by. As a member of the community, Natalie and her husband were part of the Couple’s Club in Townsend. Upon retirement Natalie found opportunities to volunteer. She helped with the Meals on Wheels program in Townsend. In this way she was helping the elderly with their nutritional needs but often spent time talking with them to better understand their situations. She also found time to volunteer at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, working in their gift store. Additionally, she became certified to help senior citizens with their taxes at the Senior Center. In her spare time, she loved to read and took up painting and creative arts. Natalie was a woman very willing to give her best to others, and always grateful for her health and opportunities she had to help those less fortunate. She was an avid traveler throughout her life, traveling to 11 countries and almost all the 50 states, loved being in nature, whether it was biking, hiking, or out on a kayak, and strongly supported women’s rights. Natalie is survived by her husband, Vincent Davulis; her daughters, Andrea Davulis and her husband Garrett Dancik of Worcester, and Leeann Davulis of Newport, RI; her brother, Marc Catalani and his wife Lauren Hurley of Billerica; her sister, Laura Nichols and her husband Paul of Burlington; nephews, Paul Nichols, Jr., and his wife Bonnie, Michael Nichols and wife Bevin, and James Nichols, all of Burlington. In addition to her parents, Natalie was predeceased by her sister, Teresa Maloney and her surviving husband Thomas Maloney of Woburn. A Memorial Service for Natalie will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Natalie’s honor may be made to the Doctors without Borders at www.doctorswithoutborders.org. Natalie’s services are under the direction of T.J Anderson Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, Townsend. For information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.andersonfuneral.com.
TOWNSEND - Natalie Jean Davulis, 68 of Townsend, passed away quietly, peacefully, at her home on Friday, August 21, 2020. Born in Boston, Natalie was the eldest of four siblings, born to the late Natale and Gina R. (Guidetti) Catalani. Natalie... View Obituary & Service Information
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