She was born on Nov. 24, 1960, in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of Command Sgt. Maj. Philip C. Davis and Maria Sica Davis. She was a Saint Paul’s advanced studies scholar and graduate of Laconia High School, Class of 1978, and of Dartmouth College, Class of 1982, where she earned a degree in physics. As a student, Kim was most dedicated, always achieving excellence in her studies.
On Sept. 4, 1994, she was married in the First United Methodist Church in Burlington to the love of her life, Brian Trivelli. After graduation, Kim enjoyed a long and highly decorated engineering and project management career with IBM in Burlington.
During their 18 years of marriage, Kim and Brian enjoyed extensive travel throughout Europe, filling their home with laughter and memories of their journeys.
Of utmost importance to Kim were her family and friends, and most importantly her dear niece, Arianna Maddalena, to whom she was entrusted as guardian and surrogate mother. Kim loved entertaining and would host monthly supper clubs, during which she would whip up the most delightful courses for her guests. An avid skier, windsurfer and seamstress, Kim was always ready to try something new.
Her faith in the Catholic Church and in the Holy Spirit gave her the courage to fight her difficult battle with dignity, hope, grace, integrity and honor, without any complaint.
She is survived by her loving spouse, Brian Trivelli; her adoring siblings, Madeleine Neale, Karen Arthur, Linda Husman, Doretta Simoes, Lori Davis Miller, Alida Sheridan, Philip Davis and Larry Davis; her darling nieces and great-nieces, Lara and Katherine Arthur, Sophie and Kayla Arthur, Andrea Henderson, Jacqueline and Charlotte Davis, Arianna Davis, Maria Anna Simoes, Lauren Miller, Brooke and Alana Sheridan, Syrianna, Fabiana; her delightful nephews and great-nephews, Chad and Sean Neale, Benjamin and Blake Neale, Paul and Owen Arthur, Richard and Nicholas Davis, Philip Ryan Davis, Mason Henderson, Lee, Lawrence and Miles Davis; and her devoted aunties, Marilyn Davis, Lidia Sica, Guilia Brancatti and Luisa Bornetto. She was predeceased by her father, Philip C. Davis Jr. in 2008; mother, Maria Lydia Davis in 2011; brother, Peter Alan Davis in 1995; sister, Maria Lisa Davis in 2009; Auntie Martha Davis in 2006; and niece, Maria Pearl Miller in 2006.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7415 Williston Road in Williston, with interment following in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond. Visiting hours were held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, 68 Pinecrest Drive in Essex Junction. To send online condolences please visit, www.readyfuneral.com. Those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.