Evelyn Davis

Obituary of Evelyn Davis

Evelyn A. (Ribera) Davis, 70, formerly of 689 E. Main Rd., Middletown and Ocala, FL, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Newport Hospital. Three generations of her loving family were with her. She was the wife of the late Francis Davis. Born on March 3, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Edna (Bidlack) Ribera. Evelyn was a 1956 graduate of St. Catherine's Academy. She served as a Eucharistic minister at St. Lucy's Church for many years. She worked alongside of her husband of 50 years, who owned Davis Moving Service. She later worked for Howard Johnson's and then as gift shop manager at the Officer's Club, Newport Naval Base before retiring to Florida in 2000. Evelyn loved to travel, especially her pilgrimage to Medjigorie. Each member of her large family treasured individually and collectively time spent with her. She is survived by her children Stephen Davis and his wife Roberta of Portsmouth, Deborah Davis Storer of Middletown, Brian Davis and his wife Denise of Portsmouth, Denise Lancaster and her husband Shawn of Portsmouth, and Michael Davis of Portsmouth; her grandchildren Elaine and Stephen Davis, Ryan, Danielle and Jacob Storer, Tayler and Conner Davis, and Jessica and Mathew Lancaster; her sisters Joyce Semich, Charlotte Gallant, Gerri Piszcz, and Julia Jackson, all of Ocala, FL, Joanne Boria of Amelia Island, FL, Edna Wardwell of Middletown; brothers Daniel Ribera of Ocala, FL, and Ronald Ribera of Newport, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Franklin D. Ribera. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 10:30am, at St. Joseph's Church, Mann Ave., Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Ln, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 27, from 4:00-7:00pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI, 02840. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Care, PO Box 690, Portsmouth, RI, 02871.
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