Joshua Danis of Westport

Joshua Danis passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long illness.  A lifelong resident of Westport, Joshua worked for Amtrak as a machine operator for 20 years.
He leaves behind his sons, Brandon and James Danis II; his parents, James and Denise; his sister, Wendy and her husband Jim Rayne; and nephews, Connor and Griffin Rayne.  He also leaves the mother of his sons, Jennifer Danis of Fall River; his grandfather, Donald Danis of Vermont, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
At his request, arrangements were private.
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