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FRAMINGHAM – Stephanie N. (Bengiovanni) Davis, 70, a lifelong resident of Framingham, died Friday, December 23, 2022 after a more than 5 year battle with cancer.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Louis & Joan (Gillis) Bengiovanni, and the beloved wife of John P. Davis.

Raised and educated in Framingham, Stephanie was a graduate of Framingham State College in 1974 with a lifetime teaching certificate for grades K-8.  She obtained an MBA from Suffolk University.  

Stephanie held several professional positions in the retail food and waste management industries.  She worked in High Technology in the semiconductor capital equipment field with GCA Corporation, a division of General Signal, from 1985 to 1993.  She rose up the ranks from Administration Manager to Director of Technology Transfer at GCA. Stephanie worked with a congressionally funded industry government consortium to maintain the United States competitive position with leading edge chip technology.  She worked with Dr. Robert Noyes, co-inventor of the integrated circuit as part of her role with the consortium.

It was during this time that in 1985 she met her future husband John at GCA Corp., comparing notes over the fact that both their fathers worked for Dennison Manufacturing.  

In 1997, Stephanie made a career change and began to teach 2nd grade in the Uxbridge Public Schools. Nationally Board Certified, Stephanie developed curriculum enrichment programs such as an International Fair and Children’s Voting during presidential elections.

Stephanie enjoyed vacationing at White Horse Beach in Plymouth, where friends and family would gather.  Christmas was very important to Stephanie.  She enjoyed decorating a modern Christmas tree with ornaments she and her mother, Joan, had collected over the years.

Stephanie is survived by her devoted husband John and her son, John J. Davis, III, and was predeceased by her parents.

In her lengthy battle with cancer, Stephanie was a patient with Dana Farber Cancer Institute from 2019, where she benefitted from a clinical drug trial and two immunotherapies that extended her life.

Family and friends will honor and remember Stephanie’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Friday, January 13 from 4-8 p.m.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly St. Framingham at 10 o’clock.

Interment will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Stephanie’s name to: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 5200, Harlan, Iowa 51593-0700, IMPORTANT Include the Emergency In the Memo Line:  Ukraine, Tel. 1-877-435-7277, Online Donation:

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