Irene Davey, Mark Switzer and Dorothy Bourne.
Irene Davey Irene Davey, 104, of Attleboro died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2012. She was the oldest veteran in Massachusetts. Davey, who served in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens during World War II, received an honorary promotion to sergeant major earlier this year. For the full obituary click here. Mark Switzer Mark D. Switzer, 46, of Norton, formerly of Easton, died unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2012, at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. He worked as the food service director for Easton Lincoln Nursing Home in Easton for several years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Norton. For the full obituary click here. Dorothy Bourne Dorothy L. (Loud) Bourne, age 91, of South Easton, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater…
Sgt. Maj. Irene Davey joined the U.S. Army in 1943.
Monday, November 19, 2012
ATTLEBORO, MA -- The oldest veteran in Massachusetts died Sunday morning at age 104, The Sun Chronicle reported. Irene Davey, who served in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens during World War II, received an honorary promotion to sergeant major earlier this year during a ceremony outside her South Attleboro home. Davey joined the U.S. Army in March 1943 on the same day as her husband Harold. She served until 1945 in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, assigned to motor transport. Davey trained other women in driving rugged trucks and taking care of vehicle maintenance. She also made deliveries and took injured soldiers home in ambulances. In addition, Davey traveled to various places as a recruiter. "I was proud," Davey told Attleboro Patch in …