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Dr. Enrico Davoli

Dr. Enrico Davoli

August 15, 1931 - July 15, 2017     Age: 85

ENRICO DAVOLI, M.D., age 85 of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Born in Queens, New York City, he received a B.A. in Biology from New York University (1952), and his Medical Degree from Georgetown University Medical Center (1956).  Dr. Davoli was a pediatrician in private practice in McLean, Virginia for over 45 years. He was a parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church of Amelia Island.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jane Simpson Davoli (1926- 2015), and by their sixth child, Paul (1965-1988).

Dr. Davoli’s loss is mourned by his adoring children: Cecilia (Baltimore, MD), Francis (Boulevard, CA), Michael (Alpharetta, GA), Joseph (Falls Church, VA) and Joanmarie (Amelia Island, FL). He was the adored grandfather of Ilaria, Dion, Isabella, Austin, and Quintin (FL), and Annamaria and Paul  (VA). He was the honored father-in-law to Bill Thompson (FL) and Margaret Hoeger (VA).  He was the beloved brother of his adoring only sister, Elizabeth Davoli (N.J.).

Enrico and Jane loved their home on Amelia Island and spent many happy years here after their retirement from Virginia.  Enrico described Jane as his “Irish Rose” and felt her loss every day. Despite great sadness, Enrico focused on his many talents over the past 20 months.  He founded the Italian Club at Osprey Village, he held art shows exhibiting his abstract acrylic paintings, he became a proud member of the Nassau County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), he enjoyed meetings with the St. Michael’s Men’s Club, and he relished his role boxing as “Kid Rico” at the YMCA’s Parkinson’s Therapy Class.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant.  A luncheon will follow the Mass in the parish hall.

Dr. Davoli will be laid to rest with his wife and son in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

His family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard where the Vigil Service for the Deceased will be held at 6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to one of the following three worthwhile causes:

 

  • The Paul R. A. Davoli Memorial Scholarship of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Office of Development, 177 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0220.

 

  • The Nassau County Council on Aging, 102 North 13th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; whose dedicated, kind-hearted employees cared for Enrico.

 

  • The East Nassau Team of Community Hospice, c/o Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257; who provided comfort to the family and supplies for his care.

17 Condolences

  • Snyders Posted July 17, 2017 3:02 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Enrico was a sweet neighbor and we enjoyed his bright and artistic personality.

  • Mack Reynolds Posted July 18, 2017 10:31 am

    Please note we share your grief. We shared officesa and patientsin McLean for many years. He was highly regarded by his peers for his skill and wonderful sense of humor. rip.

  • Walter and RenaAa Posted July 18, 2017 3:34 pm

    I will cherish our years of friendship with Jane and Enrico I feel your Loss and sadness

  • Denise Tuthill Rogers Posted July 18, 2017 5:34 pm

    So blessed to have known Dr. Davoli for the past 37 years! I will carry the memories of his kindness, his joyful artistic spirit and his love for his family with me forever.

  • Paolo Panebarco Posted July 18, 2017 5:45 pm

    Il mio pensiero va indietro nel tempo al 1988 quando venni negli USA per la prima volta e lui è tutta la sua famiglia mi accolsero, la moglie i figli…tutti. Lo ruvidi altre volte a casa sua e qui a Roma e tutto quello che posso dire è che Enrico era una persona speciale. Il mio cuore è triste, ma anche se da lontano…sono li con voi. Un abbraccio. Paolo

  • Margo Story Posted July 18, 2017 7:38 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family, Rico was a fine man………we will miss him

  • Stan and Bill Posted July 18, 2017 9:08 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May your fathers memory be a blessing

  • Massimo Camerini Posted July 19, 2017 6:11 am

    I knew Enrico long time ago, when i met him and his family back in 1977 … I was the son of a friend of him … I spent an entire summer with him and his family … It was a wonderful summer … I was the Bicycle Repairman! Yeah, I was 16 … Enrico brought me the joy of living that was carrying into his heart … He told me to never tell my father he was driving without shoes! … Endlessly perfect!
    Thank you Enrico for that time that i never forgot and i will never forget …
    Thank to your family to have accepted me into your nest as i was, showing me just love, patience and lots of acceptance… You all needed allot!
    Thank you Enrico, Thank you so endlessly much
    Rest in peace and may the memories of you be a blessing for your family

  • Calo e Franca Canerini Posted July 21, 2017 7:02 am

    La notiziadella disgrazia ci ha colpito duramente. Vi giungano da parte nostra le condoglianze più sentite: vi siamo vicini partecipando e condividendo il vostro dolore
    Carlo e Franca Camerini

  • Chimisa Gordon Walker Posted July 21, 2017 10:06 am

    The Gordon family extends its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Davila. My sister and I were his first patients once he newly began his practice in McLean when he had long hair. This man cared for us along with his wife for our entire adolescent years and then cared for our children and younger siblings. He was an amazing spirit that believed in helping all. We continue to go to McLean Pediatrics to care for next generation of our family. I was there on Friday. He and his wife even came to our high school graduation and provided us with two lovely purses to take off to college. He encouraged us and loved on us. When I graduated from James Madison University, he encouraged me then and told me to do well. We looked forward every year to his Holiday letter telling us all about their year. The earth will not be the same but was blessed by all the goodness that he shared with the world. Rest in Heaven!!

  • Ted and Jeanne Trott Posted July 21, 2017 10:37 am

    Dr. Davoli and his partner Dr. Evers were the pediatritions for our six children in Falls Church, VA. One our memories of him is the house call he made at 2am on a snowy night in a VW “bug” because our son was experiencing a high fever. We’ll not forget his kind caring for our children

  • Linda Crawford Posted July 21, 2017 12:31 pm

    I was profoundly saddened to read of Dr. Davoli’s passing in this morning’s Washington Post. My thoughts and prayers are offered for Dr. Davoli and his family. I have many fond memories of McLean Pediatrics where I worked as a weekend receptionist during the 80’s and Dr. Davoli and Dr. Evers were the pediatricians for our three children. Eternal Rest Grant unto Him. May perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

  • David Lanter M.D. Posted July 21, 2017 2:32 pm

    Dr. Davoli was a kind and caring man and an excellent pediatrician.He was the doctor for our three children and they loved him.I was a collegue in McLean where I practiced in the McLean medical building.My daughter {age 52} is now a doctor in that same building.My condolences to your family. David LanterM.D.

  • Seymour I. Hepner, M.D. Posted July 21, 2017 5:16 pm

    I was very sorry to have read of the passing of Enrico ” Henry ” Davoli. I practiced pediatric cardiology in Washington and Northern Virginia for 35 years. Henry was an excellent pediatrician who was always on target when he referred patients to me. His clinical acumen was matched by his sincerity in caring for the children in his and Dr. Evers’ practice. Henry’s personal interest in the welfare of the children under his care will long be remembered by their parents. His memory should be an inspiration for younger physicians who follow in his footsteps.

  • Joan Walker Mashburn Posted July 21, 2017 6:23 pm

    My daughters (now 35 and 37) and I fondly remember Dr. Davoli. His no nonsense and compassionate approach to children was just what we liked about him. My youngest will always remember him for piercing her ears.

  • Joseph Puglise MD Posted July 22, 2017 11:58 am

    Joseph and Donna Puglise, Lorton, VA-So blessed to have known and traveled with Enrico and Jane. They are an amazing and inspiring couple. Some of Henry’s legacy is card counting in Briscola, peas and pasta dinners, love of Calabria, but most is his awesome practice of pediatrics. Missed but not forgotten.

  • Albert Moniz Posted July 22, 2017 1:48 pm

    As a colleague in medical school, ,in residency and in pediatric practice in northern Va. I knew Enrico as a man dedicated to his religion, to ,his family, to the practice of pediatrics, and to the betterment of mankind. My condolences to the family of this good man.

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