BORDENTOWN, NJ – Longtime Bordentown resident and Governor’s aide Edwina Davis passed away on Tuesday, February 17. She was 82 years old.
According to her obituary from Huber Moore Funeral Home, Davis was born in Lucknow, India and lived in several states including California, Delaware, Florida and Pennsylvania before settling in Bordentown thirty-three years ago. Davis worked in education as well as the hospitality industry before she began working for the Office of the Governor as a receptionist, where she was known as the “gatekeeper”. Davis served in that position for nearly 30 years and under seven different Governors.
“We lost an institution in the Governor’s Office with the passing of Edwina Davis,” said Governor Phil Murphy in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “Since 1992, Edwina served on the administrative staff within the Governor’s Office, serving every administration well with her amazing spirit. May God bless Edwina.”
Countless co-workers and colleagues took to Murphy’s Facebook post to pay tribute to and leave their personal memories of Davis.
“I loved her to death. She was the nicest, sweetest person you could ever meet,” said State Senator Richard Codey, who served as Governor from 2004 to 2006. “Until her last days of work she kept my bobblehead on her desk – and she fought back when a Christie staffer tried to tell her to remove it. I wish I could send it up to heaven when I’m sure she belongs. To her family, as you know, she was simply the best.”
In addition to her work, Davis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, as well as collecting primitive antiques.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Warren, four children, Michael, Lorri, Wendy and Diana as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends who wish to pay their respects to Davis’ family may do so on Monday, February 22 from 2pm to 5pm at Huber-Moore Funeral Home, located at 517 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City. Social distancing will be observed and face coverings must be worn.
To send condolences to Davis’ family, visit Huber-Moore Funeral Home’s website HERE.