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DAVIS, Emily Elizabeth (Jordan), age 88, of Holbrook, passed away March 23, 2022, after a lengthy illness. During her final years, she was sidelined from the many activities she enjoyed and from visiting old friends due to progressive supranuclear palsy that severely limited her mobility.

Emily was born in Quincy, August 5, 1933, to the late Arthur Herbert and Ethel Violet (Allen) Jordan. She grew up in the Wollaston area of Quincy and graduated from North Quincy High School in 1952. After graduation, she was working for the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston when she met her future husband, Joseph Edward Davis on Wollaston Beach. They married in May 1961 and moved to Holbrook in 1964. Emily was an active member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Holbrook for many years. She taught Sunday school and volunteered at the churchís annual Christmas Fair. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, bingo and knitting. After her children were grown, Emily took up researching the family genealogy. She made numerous trips around the country, Canada and England checking historical records and archives. She was a member of The New England Historic and Genealogical Society and The Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Emily is survived by her children Elizabeth Davis of Quincy, Susan Davis of Holbrook, Audrey Davidson and her husband Adam of California, Jonathan Davis and his wife Anne Yoon of California; her grandson Garrett Davidson; her brother Allen Jordan and his wife Beverly of Quincy; her sister-in-law Patricia Andrade of Rhode Island; and numerous nieces and nephews. Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Joseph; her brothers Herbert Jordan and his wife June, Hubbard Jordan and his wife Dorothy; her sisters Gladys Curry and Phylis Inglis and her husband William; her sisters-in-law Joan Simmons, Carlene Tavares, Stella Amaral and brothers-in-law James Connors Jr. and Everett Marks.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, March 29th, from 5:00 Ė 7:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (RT. 37), Holbrook. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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