OBITUARY

F. Raymond "Ray" Davis

November 9, 1927February 6, 2019
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LYNN – Francis “Raymond” Davis, 91, of Lynn, formerly of Peabody, passed away Wednesday, February 6th at his home in Lynn. Ray was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Elliott) Davis with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, Ray was the son of the late Walter and Emma (Walters) Davis. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1946 and attended Burdette College and Bentley College Night School. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII. He worked at the B & M Railroad for several years and then worked at New England Telephone in the repairs at the central office for over 35 years until his retirement in 1989. He had been a resident of Peabody most of his life and formerly of No. Andover and Salem. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Apostle Church in Peabody for many years. He enjoyed camping, and building model ships. He was a member of the Disabled Veteran’s Association in Peabody and the N.E. Telephone Pioneers retirees association. Ray was the loving father of two sons: Brian Davis and his wife, Denise of Haverhill and Stephan Davis and his wife, Beverly with whom he lived in Lynn; two daughters, Karen Kielbasa and her husband, Thomas of San Antonio, TX and Cheryl Coy and her late husband, Richard of Peabody; the dear brother of Walter Davis of Winthrop; the cherished grandfather of Jennifer Slack and her husband, James, TJ Kielbasa, Justin Davis and his wife, Cara, Nicholas Davis and his wife, Tara, Shawn Davis and Kimberly Davis; great grandchildren, Tyler and Abigail Slack and Jaxtin Davis; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. Raymond’s funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Apostle Church, Peabody at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or via www. stjude.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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F. Raymond "Ray" Davis

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Tom and Joanne Elliott

February 11, 2019

Ray was one of the nicest and likeable people I have ever known. His devotion to Doris and all of their children and grandchildren was the hallmark of his life. The video tribute gives clear evidence of that devotion - it is extraordinary and worth watching several times.
Due to health problems Jo and I will not be able to attend the wake and Mass but please know that we will be praying for and with you for weeks and especially throughout both of these days. Thank all of you for the support and care you gave to Ray over the years and especially this past year. All our love and prayers, Tom and Jo Elliott

Paul Kelly

February 11, 2019

Davis family,

My condolences at the passing of Uncle Ray, to me he was always a kind, gentle loving person who loved his family and passed that along to them, as shown in the way they took him in and took care of him. the world could use more people like him, I hope you pass his love and devotion for family to future generation of Davis families.
my deepest sympathies in your time of grief.
Paul Kelly

Cheryl Coy

February 8, 2019

You are once again with the love of your life. I will cherish and never forget all the memories you have given me.
REST IN PEACE!!

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Biography

LYNN – Francis “Raymond” Davis, 91, of Lynn, formerly of Peabody, passed away Wednesday, February 6th at his home in Lynn. Ray was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Elliott) Davis with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn, Ray was the son of the late Walter and Emma (Walters) Davis. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1946 and attended Burdette College and Bentley College Night School. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII. He worked at the B & M Railroad for several years and then worked at New England Telephone in the repairs at the central office for over 35 years until his retirement in 1989. He had been a resident of Peabody most of his life and formerly of No. Andover and Salem. He was a communicant of St. Thomas Apostle Church in Peabody for many years. He enjoyed camping, and building model ships. He was a member of the Disabled Veteran’s Association in Peabody and the N.E. Telephone Pioneers retirees association.
Ray was the loving father of two sons: Brian Davis and his wife, Denise of Haverhill and Stephan Davis and his wife, Beverly with whom he lived in Lynn; two daughters, Karen Kielbasa and her husband, Thomas of San Antonio, TX and Cheryl Coy and her late husband, Richard of Peabody; the dear brother of Walter Davis of Winthrop; the cherished grandfather of Jennifer Slack and her husband, James, TJ Kielbasa, Justin Davis and his wife, Cara, Nicholas Davis and his wife, Tara, Shawn Davis and Kimberly Davis; great grandchildren, Tyler and Abigail Slack and Jaxtin Davis; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Raymond’s funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Apostle Church, Peabody at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or via www. stjude.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.