Joyce Marie Davis

February 15, 1925April 26, 2018

Joyce Marie Davis, a longtime Chestnut Ridge resident, died on April 26, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was 93 years old. She was born February 15, 1925 to Alexander and Ethel Gall in North Dakota and grew up in Fort Benton and later Great Falls Montana. Her children loved hearing stories about the lives of her ancestors on the western frontier, covered wagons and the pioneer adventure, her family said. In 1945, she married Herbert (Bud) Davis, a New Yorker, in the air force, stationed in Montana. Together they moved to New York City, and had six children. In 1958 they moved to Monsey, now Chestnut Ridge to raise those children. Joyce continued to live there for 60 years until 2017 when she went to live in an assisted living residence in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Every couple of years they traveled back to visit her large family and explore western United States, including Yellowstone, Glacier and other beautiful American landscapes. Later they expanded their passion for travel to other countries. Although she would primarily consider herself a homemaker, she worked for many years in the Nanuet Public Library, a perfect environment for an avid reader, who loved working with people. She loved her home, her garden, church, her dear friends and beloved husband of almost 50 years. Her children, who remember a gentle soul with a ready smile, will miss her dearly. She is survived by three children, Stephen Davis of Raleigh, North Carolina, Paula Murray of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and Kate Davis Longo of Amagansett, NY, four grandchildren, Liam and Timothy Aulet, Dana Vandervort, Jordan Lombardi and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and three of her children: Phillip Davis, Lorraine Lombardi and Janet Aulet. The wake is planned at Wanamaker & Carlough in Suffern, New York, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5-7PM. She will be buried Wednesday, May 2nd after Mass at Church of Presentation in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey at 10AM. The family has suggested donations in her memory to Meals On Wheels,


  • Stephen Davis, Son
  • Paula Murray, Daughter
  • Kate Davis Longo, Daughter
  • Liam Aulet, Grandchild
  • Timothy Aulet, Grandchild
  • Dana Vandervort, Grandchild
  • Jordan Lombardi, Grandchild
  • - 4 -, Great-grandchildren


  • Visitation- Tuesday 5-7PM Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Bural Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass- Wednesday 10AM Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Joyce Marie Davis

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Rosalie Hodges Townsend

April 29, 2018

I remember Joyce and my Uncle Paul Hodges , born in 1929, would mention her as the one who lived in Montana. We didn't have any other relatives in Montana. I should have
kept up with Joyce this past year. She has many cousins in Indiana, her grandmother and my grandmother were sisters, Blanche and Elizabeth Norman. We
had yearly reunions back in the 40's and 50's. Once the Norman girls were deceased,
the reunions were few. In 2000 I saw some of Joyce's cousins at a reunion in South Bend, In. I will send this obituary to many of them. Please keep in touch. I appreciate hearing from you.