John J. "Jake" Davis Print E-mail

John J. “Jake” Davis

Well known Acre family;

John J. “Jake” Davis, 71, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, passed away after a brief illness on Friday March 11, 2022, at Everett Rehab and Nursing Center in Everett, MA.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 23, 1950, the son of the late William and the late Madeline (Casey) Davis, he received his education in the Lowell school system.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Jake served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.

Jake was a utility technician for many years with the City of Lowell Water Department until his retirement and was a loyal member of AFSCME Local 1705. Previously, he worked for the Courier Citizen for over 20 years.

He was a former Executive Officer with the AFSCME Local 1705 Union.

A kind and thoughtful son, brother and friend, Jake was always there for his mom and siblings in good times and bad. He was also a passionate sports fan especially with the Red Sox, Patriots and going to the Golden Gloves.

Jake is survived by his sister Dorothy A. (Davis) Sweeney and her husband Paul of Lowell; his brother Joseph A. Davis of East Norriton, PA; 5 nephews, Patrick Sweeney and his wife Jennifer, Shaun Sweeney, Brendan Sweeney, Brian Sweeney and Garrett Davis; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was also the brother of the late Robert “Bob” Davis.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Sunday March 20, 2022, from 2 to 5 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by his burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Assn., 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Arrangements by Funeral Director James O’Donnell, Jr.

Condolences (4)
  • Dave (Barney) Ruszczyk
    Although we never hung out , Jake always made me feel like we were best friends. I met Jake while working at Courier in 1974 and we hit it right off . A truly great, soft spoken , gentlemen, who I could never say enough good things about. We would see one another through the year and it was always a pleasure to see him. RIP my friend!
  • John and Linda Tevepaugh  - One of the Good Ones
    We will miss our friend of many many years. You were one of the three amigos (Jake, Johnny and Paul). The times spent together; laughing, going to the fights (inside and outside the ring), the dances, the clubs, so many memories. We’re thankful for your love and friendship. We will miss you for now and think of you often. Until we see you again… xo
  • Kathy Casey
    I miss you Jake, but I am absolutely sure you are on your way to your new journey, a new life and we will meet again somewhere, sometime.
  • Paul Surprenant
    I could not believe when I got the news of Jake’s passing…I have known Jake for nearly 50 years. We worked together at the Courier Citizen in the early 70s. I always considered Jake a close friend and always will…I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that he is gone, but I will never forget him…I will miss you. Rest In Peace, my friend.
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