Bruce William Davis
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Bruce William Davis
  • June 15, 1959 - May 18, 2015
  • Lynn, Massachusetts

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Pastor Bruce W. Davis, of the Lynnfield Community Church (DOB 6/15/59) of Sweetser Terrace, Lynn. Husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Russo) Davis, father of Olivia Ruth Davis and her fiancé Brendan Sammataro, son of Frederick and Ruth (Choquette) Davis, brother of Brent E. Davis, all of Lynn. Mr. Davis also leaves 11 nieces, several aunts and uncles and a devoted friend, the late W. Barrett Graves of Gallatin, TN.

Mr. Davis attended Lynn public schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High, class of 1977. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Ripon College, Ripon, WI, and he attended Andover-Newton Theological School in Newton. Mr. Davis studied music under the tutelage of big band leader Lou Ames, conductor Francis A. Pagnotta and opera legend Alice Farnsworth Boffetti.

Mr. Davis worked many years for the Raytheon company in Lowell, Andover and Burlington as a purchasing agent.

Active locally, Pastor Davis was a past president of the Wyoma Lions club in Lynn, served as zone and region chairman of Lions District 33N, past president of the Boston East Baptist Bible School Convention, past secretary of the Greater Lynn Council of Churches, past vice chairman of the Lynn Republican City committee, and an alumni member of the Lynn Band Boosters.

Bruce was a minister for the Lynnfield Community Church for many years, as well as a former member of the First Baptist Church in Lynn. He was often called upon to fill several pulpits in Lynn and the surrounding communities. He authored several new hymns and ministered at area nursing and senior housing centers. In recent years, Bruce was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine.

Funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lynnfield Community Church, 735 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904 on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Pastor Davis's name to the Lynnfield-Zetland Lodge, 370 Wakefield, MA 01880, or the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Post Office Box 6050 New Bedford, MA 02742