Fire Fighter Jon D. Davies Sr., of Worcester; a 17 year Worcester Firefighter assigned to Rescue Squad 1, passed away Thursday December 8th 2011, from injuries suffered in the line in duty while trying to rescue a resident from a fire at 49 Arlington St in Worcester.
Jon was born August 1st 1968, in Worcester; his father was the late Robert L. Davies. He graduated from Holy Name High School and has lived here all his life.
Jon leaves behind, three sons, Senior Airman Jon D Davies, Jr. serving with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan and his girl friend Jen Shoman; Airman First Class Michael L. Davies ,U.S. Air Force and Adam J. Davies of Worcester; his fiancé, Jessica Dumas; his mother, Ruth A. (Macionis) Davies all of Worcester; a brother, Robert N. Davies of South Windsor CT; a sister, Christina W. Davies and her fiancé Rick Marrama of Leominster; one nephew Rick Marrama Jr.; many extended family and close friends including his best friend Keith Pozzessere as well as the brotherhood of Worcester Fire Fighters on the department.
Jon was appointed as Worcester Fire Fighter on April 4, 1994 serving for the past seventeen years, on several companies including Engines 8 & 1, Ladder 1 and lastly Engine 7, before joining the Rescue Squad in May. Jon was certified Master Diver, serving the Fire Department Scuba Dive Team, a certified special operations technician and CISM Counselor.
Jon was a dedicated family man and close friend to all. He was tough on the outside, sweet and genuine on the inside. Family and friends described him as a Big Teddy Bear.
Jon enjoyed boating, his Harley Davidson motorcycle, fishing, hunting and weight lifting. His enjoyment was especially satisfying the times he could spend with his three sons. Those were the greatest loves in his life as well as the fire department and his fire department brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, December 14th from 3 pm to 8 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. A celebration of life funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, 24 Mulberry St. (please go directly to church). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Davies Children Fund, care of the Worcester Fire Department Credit Union, 34 Glennie St Worcester Mass 01605.
Born: August 1, 1968
Place of Birth: Worcester, MA
Death: December 8, 2011
Place of Death: Worcester, MA
Jon D Davies, Jr, Son
Michael Davies, Son
Adam Davies, Son
Jessica Dumas, Fiancee
Ruth A (Macionis) Davies, Mother
Robert N. Davies, Brother
Christina W. Davies, Sister
Keith Pozzessere, Best friend
This memorial provided by:
Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel