Davy Jones, and his neighbors the nuns

Turns out the recently deceased Monkee was chummy with the sisters who were his neighbors in Florida.  Details:

Jones and The Monkees created hits such as “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer” but were always fighting for more creative freedom to produce and create their own music. The tensions between the cast and producers caused the TV show to be canceled in 1968 and the group parted ways with occasional reunions in the following decades. Jones has said that he and the other Monkees did not keep in touch.

Jones continued acting and made appearances in productions of “Oliver!” and on the TV show “The Brady Bunch.” He also continued racing, breeding horses and performing his music across the country and on the Treasure Coast.

When Jones learned a group of nuns from Hope Rural School, a private school that educates children of migrant workers in Indiantown, lived across the street from his house, he decided to pay them a visit. He regularly stopped by the house to sing to the nuns and to share stories and jokes.

“(The jokes) weren’t always politically correct,” Sister Mary Dooley said, laughing.

The last time she saw him he was cleaning his yard, as usual.

“You know when you have a good neighbor you are comfortable with? That’s what he was to us,” Dooley said.

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Comments

  1. Deacon Greg, as I noted on FB, this is an absolutely great story. He didn’t let fame go to his head … but enjoyed his neighbors and supported his community. And he gave those nuns a lot of good cheer :-)

    Many, many thanks for sharing this !!

  2. Thanks for sharing Deacon Greg! Davy Jones was always my favorite Monkee. May he rest in peace.

  3. pagansister says:

    Sounds like a great guy, who adjusted to the limelight and also to the “normal” life of a non-star. Cool that he helped the folks across the street—must have been fun to have him come and sing to and with them. :o)

  4. mary lahue says:

    The face that launch a million smiles

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