Joan H. Davis, 85


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Mrs. Joan H. (nee Hoffman) Davis, 85, died at home on October 27, 2021 in Lanoka Harbor, N.J.

Visiting will be in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona, NJ on Thursday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a service at noon. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery, East Hanover, at 1 p.m.

Born in Montclair in 1936, Mrs. Davis grew up in West Orange and graduated from West Orange High School in 1954. In 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, Bob Davis, settling soon after in Verona to raise their family. Bob and Joan lived in Verona for 48 years before moving to Lanoka Harbor.

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She was director of transportation for the Theresa Grotto Center in West Orange for many years and was a member of the Republican Club.

Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Davis, Sr., son, Robert A. Davis, Jr., grandson, Steven D. Bennett, USMCR and brother, Fred Hoffman.

She is survived by her loving children, Bobbi Joan Bennett, Allen Davis (Linda) and Steven Davis (Esther); nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Backpacks for Life, 28 Bright Street Unit 401, Jersey City, NJ 07302 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at

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