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November 24th, 2015
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Seated: William G. Davis*, Mary Davis*
Our funeral home has been family owned and operated by the Davis Family since 1973 and our establishment has been serving the families in Rahway and the surrounding communities since 1832. We pride ourselves on providing our families with the very best in service and facilities. No matter what type of service your family prefers, we can meet your needs on every level.

Although we are involved with death on a daily basis, we never forget that completing all the necessary arrangements for any type of funeral service is a serious task that most people are only directly responsible for a few times in their life. We are well versed in the funeral tradition of various faiths, ethnic backgrounds and the military. Our goal is to make each and every family we serve walk away feeling they have truly celebrated the life that was lived by their loved one. It is a vocation we do with great pride, humility and honor.

This Web site has been created with you in mind. On it, you will find information regarding our local services, our family and staff, our services and merchandise, cremation, the benefits of prearranging, what to do when death occurs here and away from home, a comprehensive grief library, and lastly, online obituaries and registry.

Rev. Harold T. Hermans Thank you for taking time to get to know more about us. We'd like to hear your comments and answer any additional questions you may still have. Please contact us, email us from this site or feel free to call us at 732-388-0038. We will gladly find the answer you seek.

In memory of Rev. Harold T. Hermanns (1921-2009), you can view his obituary here.

Nicole DiMasi , and Jesse Gustafson, Graduate Students in the Masters' in Fine Arts Film Program at Columbia University shot their graduate thesis presentation film The Season at the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home in Rahway on January 16th.

The Season, details the estranged relationship between a father and son as they attend two funerals in one day and their attempts to repair the relationship. The film is scheduled to be shown at the Columbia University Film Festival this May and will be submitted to both national and international film festivals.

"I am very happy to support Nicole and Jesse in both their educational and creative goals and am glad they chose my family's funeral home to film their Graduate Thesis Film. The Davis family has always been supporters of the arts and filmmaking and we wish them great success in their future." said Will Davis of the Pettit-Davis Funeral Home.

Will Davis (second from left) with the cast of The Season,Michael McGuiness (Die Hard), David Margulies (Ghostbusters, The Sopranos) and character actor Steven Hall.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis Tribute Card

If you are interested in a tribute card honoring Pope Francis please contact us, email us from this site or feel free to call us at 732-388-0038. We will send you one.

Bill Davis

Click Here to read an article written about Bill Davis in Rahway's "Out Town" newspaper


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Pettit-Davis Funeral Home
371 West Milton Street
Rahway, New Jersey 07065
William G Davis, Jr., Manager
NJ Lic. No 4183
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