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Davy Jones' Family Brings Singer's Ashes to Private Memorial in England

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Davy Jones' family continued their goodbyes to the late Monkees frontman over the weekend, and this time in his hometown.

Four days after holding a private funeral for him in Florida, Jones' widow, Jessica, and four daughters traveled to Manchester, England, to join his Britain-based relatives for another service paying tribute to the entertainer and family man. He died suddenly of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at 66.

Jones' ashes made the transatlantic crossing with his wife, according to BBC News.

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"He came home to Manchester," Jones niece Beverley Barber told the BBC. "His ashes weren't scattered in Manchester although they were placed on his parents' grave for a little while."

Barber also said that, while the family wanted this gathering to be private, a public memorial in the U.K. is still a possibility.

"We managed to keep [Sunday's memorial] very private and very personal, all his family together in one room," she  said. "He'd have been thrilled to bits to see that."

None of Jones' former Monkees mates were at the memorial yesterday at Lees Street Congregational Church in Openshaw in Greater Manchester. Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz and Mike Nesmith also opted not to go to the Florida service, saying they didn't want to turn the family's private goodbye into a "media circus."

The trio said that they would want to participate in a more public tribute in the future, however.

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