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Davis, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Davis, 82, of Warwick, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kent Hospital, she was the wife of 39 years of the late William "Bill" R. Davis. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Cotter) Brown.
Barbara was a graduate of the Assumption School in Providence. After establishing her family, she continued her education and earned an Associate's Degree at the Community College of Rhode Island. She was a career employee of the State of Rhode Island, serving in both the Department of Children, Youth and Families, and the Department of Human Services. She was also long-time communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church in Warwick and a proud member of the Red Hat Society.
Barbara had a keen sense of humor and valued spending time with her family and friends most of all. She loved Ireland, dogs of all kind, and bourbon Manhattans, preferably made perfect and served with a sidecar.
She is survived by her children, Colonel William R. Davis, III of Portsmouth, NH, John J. Davis and his wife Donna (Fulford) of West Warwick, her grandson, Connor J. Davis, along with her step- grandchildren Rebecca, Kyle and Zachary Fulford.
Barbara is predeceased by her brother John E. Brown, sister Marilyn G. Wills, and a sister who died in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Rd, Warwick. Interment will be private. A livestream of the Funeral Mass will be available at:
Due to COVID 19, Health and Safety Regulations will be in effect.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Rhode Home Rescue (, which specializes in rescuing dogs from dangerous situations and finding them permanent, happy homes.
Arrangements are entrusted to THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Warwick. You may also sign the family's online guest book at

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Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
Bill & John
So sorry to here about your mothers passing. I always remember her bringing out lemonade and snacks for us when we were playing together in the neighborhood

Stuart Mears
January 17, 2021
Bill & John
So sorry to here about your mothers passing. I always remember her bringing out lemonade and snacks for us when we were playing together in the neighborhood

Stuart Mears
January 15, 2021
I will always remember laughing with Barbara when out having dinner with her and my sister Kathy.
She had that twinkle in her eye and a beautiful smile.
Barbara so loved her family.
I am sad she is not here but I just know she is still smiling in heaven. I hope my sister who was her good friend greeted her.
Marie Klees
January 14, 2021
i was a co-worker and friend of Barbara's. she was a kind, funny and understanding person who always lifted your spirits. my condolences to her family who were the most important thing in her life.
marie louro
January 13, 2021
Billy, John & Connor, Mom and I just attended Barbra's funeral via youtube. Our hearts are heavy for all of you. Please know you'll remain in our prayers. Love Nancy & Cyndie
nancy thompson
January 13, 2021
We are saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing.
We think of her smile and cheerful ways over the years.
We are thinking of you and sending our heartfelt condolences.
Pam and Mike Bennett
Pam Mike Bennett
January 11, 2021
Bill & John -
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was so devoted to the two of you. I hope your memories give you comfort during this time.
Karen Donnelly
January 10, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was o full of laughter and love - especially for you: Billy, John and Connor. We will miss her and our hearts are with you. With love from the Mitchell Family
Brenda and Dave Mitchell
January 10, 2021
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Jane Bersani
January 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to all of Barbara's family. I worked with her at Human Services in Providence many years ago. She was a very nice woman who adored all of you. May Barbara rest peacefully.
Mrs. Terry Marcolivio
January 9, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful woman! We will love you and miss you always! Your favorite niece, Jane
Jane Bersani
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