Blaine E. Davis ’57
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.