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John E. Davis, 72, Elmwood Park Resident

John E. Davis
John E. Davis Photo Credit: Aloia Funeral Home

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- John E. Davis, of Elmwood Park, died on Monday, April 18. He was 72.

Born in Jersey City, Davis lived in Wood-Ridge for 30 years and Garfield for 14, before settling in Elmwood Park 28 years ago. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a former social worker. He owned a 1964 Rambler convertible, which was his pride and joy, and he belonged to the Rambler Club of America.

Davis was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church in Garfield, and he belonged to the choir for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosalie (Benanti); son John and his wife Valerie; granddaughters Ashleigh and Jenna; sister Mari Nemecek and her husband Bill; brother-in-law Sal Benanti and his wife Karen; nieces Jodi, Sally, Tracy, Ellen and Ann Marie and their husbands; and many friends.

Davis was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Helen Davis.

Visiting hours will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., in Garfield. The funeral will arrive at the funeral home at noon on Thursday, followed by a 1:30 p.m. mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, in Garfield. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mt. Virgin Church, in Garfield.

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