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DAVIS, PATRICIA

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Category: Obituaries - Obituaries
Posted: 03/03/2017

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DAVIS (nee Talbot), Patricia – author, novelist, editor, wife and mother of Cape May, NJ and formerly of Haverford, PA passed away on February 28, 2017. She was 93.  Davis’ career in journalism began as a feature writer for the Grosse Pointe (Mi.) News. After marrying and moving to Philadelphia, she served as the research editor for author Catherine Drinker Bowen while reviewing books for The Philadelphia Bulletin and serving as an editor for The New York Times News Syndicate. She received an MA in History from Bryn Mawr College in 1967.  After publishing three nonfiction books, most notably the critically acclaimed biography “Alexander Cassatt and the Pennsylvania Railroad” (Neal Watson, 1978), she branched into period fiction, publishing 14 Regency–era romance novels under the pseudonym Violet Hamilton for Robert Hale Ltd publishers and Zebra Books. Davis was married for 48 years to editor and publisher, the late B. Dale Davis, and is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service is planned for St. Peter’s By The Sea in Cape May Point, NJ, this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Rte 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210. Info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com

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