North Yarmouth, ME - Edwin Davis, 87, died on Monday October 31, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1928 in Haverhill, MA to George Gilman and Doris (Murray) Davis.
Edwin attended Tilton School and graduated from Haverhill High School. He first attended Yankton College in Yankton, SD. He was drafted into the army during the time of the Korean War but spent much of that time in Germany. Upon discharge from the army he graduated from New England College with a business degree. He began what would be a long career with W. T. Grant in the early 1950s and was with them until bankruptcy closed the stores in 1976.
He married Carol Merrick of Haverhill, MA on September 4, 1955. Through the years with Grants they lived in Great Barrington, Westfield, Fitchburg, Medford, Watertown, Westwood, and Beverly Farms, MA. They then were transferred to Maine where they lived first in Springvale and then Yarmouth. He had several jobs following Grant’s bankruptcy and ultimately they moved to Atkinson, NH for a job offer and to be closer to their aging parents in Haverhill. They returned to Maine in 2002, this time to North Yarmouth.
Edwin found his true calling in his later years doing property maintenance. All his life he had taken meticulous care of his lawn and his house and he put this experience to use maintaining other people’s property.
In his earlier years, when he was with Grants, he participated in both Rotary and Kiwanis. He consistently served as a trustee for whatever church they were attending. He was also a lifelong member of the Masons.
Edwin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol; daughter Cheryl (Peter) Colesworthy of North Yarmouth, ME; son Glenn (Guri) Davis of North Falmouth, MA; seven grandchildren Samantha Perkins, Vanessa Winters, Graham Davis and Peter, Annie, Emily and Sam Colesworthy as well as 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, George Davis of Columbia, MD.
Visiting hours will be at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd, North Yarmouth on Friday November 4 from 5-7 PM . A funeral service will be held at Dole, Childs & Shaw, 148 Main St, Haverhill, MA on Saturday November 5 at 11:00 am. A private burial will follow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 23 Hunneywell Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick, ME and Dole, Childs & Shaw in Haverhill, MA,