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February 2, 2024
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Daniel J. Davis, 89, of Pearl River passed away at Buckingham Care & Rehabilitation after a brief illness on Friday, February 2, 2024. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Frances C. Davis, in 2017. He was born June 15th,1934 to Irish immigrants Mary Hughes Davis and Michael Joseph Davis. He grew up in the Vinegar Hill section of Manhattan with 5 siblings, and attended Assumption Grammar School and Bishop DuBose High School. He married Frances in 1956 and their 3 sons were born while living in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The family relocated to Pearl River in 1968. As a young man, Dan had a brief stint as a model and appeared in numerous sales flyers, ads, and magazines, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. Dan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from City College and began his career as an accountant for Mailman Brothers in Manhattan. He then earned a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He was employed for many years as a Corporate Attorney and Litigator for Manufacturer Hanover Trust, Chase Manhattan, and JP Morgan. He was honored to serve the Town of Orangetown, NY as a Town Justice for 2 terms. He was a proud and active member of the Knights of Columbus in Blauvelt, as well as the Ancient Order of Hiberinans and Elks. He leaves behind his three sons and their wives, Daniel and Janalyn Davis of Portland CT, Michael and Maria Davis of Port Orange FL, and Robert and Caryn Davis of Pearl River. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Barnard Davis of El Paso TX, Robert Davis and his wife Erin of Pearl River, Meghan Davis and her fiance Sam Lawrence of Philadelphia PA, Hailey, Harrison, and Henry Davis all of Portland CT, Michael Davis and his wife Shannon of Pearl River, Sarah Davis and her husband Jordan Bockelman of Chicago IL, Cleland Davis and his fiancee Brianna Siciliano of Pearl River, and Georgia Davis of Washington DC. He was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters, Ann Lakely, Jane Dwyer, and Kathleen Fallon, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many cousins in Ireland which he had the pleasure of both hosting and visiting over the years. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Peter Davis, and a sister, Rosemary Kirby. His family would like to thank the staff at Brightview Lake Tappan for the care and friendship shown to Dan during his five years of residence, and to his fellow members at the Knights of Columbus for their unwavering friendship and support throughout the years. Calling hours are 4-8 pm on Thursday, February 8, at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aedan’s Church on Friday, February 9, at 10 am.