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Joseph Davis, 65

by | May 27, 2024 | Obituaries

Joseph Stanley Davis, 65, formerly of Hopkinton, died May 13 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Framingham, he was the devoted son of the late Stanley J. and Rita E. (Leonard) Davis.

He graduated from Marian High School in Framingham and attended Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, from where he had many fond memories. He had the recent opportunity to make a return trip to reunite with lifelong friends. He graduated from Stonehill College in Easton.

Joe enjoyed baseball in his youth and, as an avid outdoorsman, spent many hours canoeing, fishing and swimming at Hopkinton Reservoir and at the beaches on Cape Cod. He and Snuffy, his dog and constant companion, had a great affinity for solitude, nature and outdoor adventures.

He loved to work with his hands and spent most of his life in the construction trade, splitting his time between Hopkinton and the outer Cape. He also held a deep appreciation of history and spent many enjoyable trips with his brother-in-law Carl to monuments, historical/battle sites and museums.

Joseph is survived by siblings Kenneth Bates of Framingham, John Davis of Wildwood, Florida, and his “Irish twin,” Judith Vohden, and her husband, Allen, of West Simsbury, Connecticut. He was predeceased by his sister, Sara Deeb, her husband, Carl, and brother, William Bates. He also leaves numerous nephews and nieces whom he cherished with great joy, and friends who he held dear.

A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. Visitation will take place prior to the funeral service, from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA, 02667. Checks should be made out to Cape Cod National Seashore.

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1 Comment

  1. Gerard Ahearn

    Rest in Peace Joe. Fond memories of Framingham days and Marian as a classmate. Sincerest condolences to Joe’s family and friends.


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