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Kevin A Davis

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Published in October 2022

Kevin Arthur Davis, longtime Centerville resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 4th, 2022.

Born in West Covina, California, in 1958 to parents Louis Davis and Betty Johnson Pelech, Kevin spent nearly all of his 63 years in Centerville. He met his wife Janet while attending Centerville elementary and she later became his high school sweetheart. He was a standout on the Barnstable High basketball team and after graduation served in the Army reserves before returning to work for his family automotive/towing business.

Kevin was best known for his sweet, kind, and friendly nature. While running his family business– Davis Towing and Automotive–he would often help out customers in need. He accepted a range of items in lieu of money over the years including stamp collections, DVDs, among other oddities. He would never allow single parents to leave without their car, even if unable to pay. For a business not known for its compassion, Kevin made his stand out- a true reflection of his kind and gentle nature. As a landlord, he was known by his tenants as a close friend, forming bonds that lasted far beyond the rental term.

To his family and friends, he was a steadying presence and excellent listener. He made any meal or event more enjoyable and instantly made those around him comfortable and in a good mood. And he himself was always in a good mood—in fact, when asked about his day his answer would invariably be “best day ever”, even later on during his illness. He built so many friend connections throughout Cape Cod that he couldn’t go anywhere without bumping in to a friend.

A “quick trip” to Route 28 Convenience or the 19th Hole were never quick as a result.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Janet (O’Connor), his children Whitney and Kevin Jr, his children-in-law Aaron Dickstein and Caitlin (Kelly) Davis, and his adoring granddaughters Ana and Evelyn Dickstein. He is also survived by his loving sisters-in-law Joanne, Katy, Maryellen, and Kara, his brother Stephen, his brother-in-law Peter Cabrera, and many extended family members and friends who loved him dearly.

Visiting hours will be at Our Lady of Victory Parish Center, 230 South Main Street, Centerville MA on Tuesday, October 11th from 3-7pm. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Church on Wednesday, October 12th at 11am. Burial will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Centerville.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Compassionate Care ALS PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or online at

Tuesday, October 11 2022
03:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory Church
230 South Main Street
Centerville, MA 02632

Wednesday, October 12 2022
11:00 AM
Our Lady of Victory Church
230 South Main Street
Centerville, MA 02632

Final Resting Place
Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery
Pine Street
Centerville, MA 02632