Blaine Eugene Davis

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Portland - Blaine Eugene Davis, 83, son of Blaine A. and Arlene (Nadeau) Davis died July 21, 2019 at his family residence in Portland, Maine. Blaine was born in West Enfield, Maine and grew up in Lincoln, Maine.
Blaine graduated from Maine Maritime Academy and sailed as a Marine Engineer for the Moore-McCormack Lines through-out South America, East Africa, and the Baltic region of Europe. He is a retired naval officer; Lieutenant (j.g.) USNR. After his sea faring ventures, Blaine returned to college and graduated from the University of Maine (BSEE), Johns Hopkins University (Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics), and the MIT Sloan School (MBA). He worked initially at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Math Research and Systems Engineering at various Bell System facilities in New Jersey. Lastly, he worked at AT&T headquarters heading various strategic planning and business development functions including the establishment of many of AT&T's facilities and its corporate presence overseas. This international development activity required extensive travel in Europe, Central America, and South East Asia. After 30 years of service, he retired serving on selective boards, both corporate and non-profit. Having established a home on Gasparilla Island, Florida and on Peak's Island in Maine, Blaine spent most summers and winters with his wife entertaining children and grandsons on fishing trips and excursions on the waters of Casco Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to his wife of 60 years Sheila Davis of Boca Grande, Florida, he is survived by his brothers Gerald Davis of Lincoln, Maine, and Terry Davis and his fiancé Betty Nadeau of Howland, Maine; by two sons, Jeffrey and his wife Tracy Lauchaire, and Edmund and his wife Tracy LaBrecque, by two daughters; Gizelle Chrisafis, and Devdra Griffin and her husband Dr. John Griffin; nine grandsons, Joshua and Zachary Chrisafis, Blaine and Corben Davis, Jacob and Patrick Griffin, and Charles, Chase, and Cooper Davis. He was predeceased by a brother, Timothy of Lincoln, Maine. A private memorial service will be held later this year. A long time survivor of COPD, the family requests donations to the COPD Foundation (www.copdfoundation.org) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org).
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Published on July 23, 2019
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Dan Cwynar
Aug 26, 2019
I first met Blaine at Murray Hill Bell Labs in the summer of 1964. In September Bell Labs sent both of us to a graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. We took the same courses and became good friends. I still remember Blaine showing me how to show proficiency in French, a language I had never taken a class.

Like Blaine, I spent my career at various departments of AT&T. My final assignment was in Corporate Strategy & Development where Blaine was Vice President. Blaine is one of the smartest and most humorous people I’ve met on the road of life. I’ll always remember his Maine accent.
Christa Kingsley
Jul 24, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your father sounds like an amazing man. How blessed you were to grow up with him and your mom. My condolences to your family.

Love,
Christa, Mike, Clare and Cate Kingsley
Lisa Pivin
Jul 24, 2019
Although I never met you, I heard many stories about you from your daughter Devdra. I also lost my father 7 years ago to COPD.
My prayers and condolences are being sent to the entire family during this time of loss and sadness.
It is never easy to lose such a special and paternal person in your life. May the grace and love of God give you peace in the days and months to come.
Much love,
Lisa
Gary Tourtillotte
Jul 23, 2019
Special condolences to the Davis family. My Dad worked for Blaine Sr. for 30 years, and I have always had a special connection to this family.
Richard m Moore
Jul 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss ,may god be with you at this time .
Jeffrey Davis
Jul 22, 2019