CORINNA – Bernard Carlton Davis, 77, passed away May 2, 2010, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Brighton, a son of Jesse W. and Minnie (Pease) Davis. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy and the University of Maine. He was employed by Eastland Woolen Mill for 40 years, serving as weaver, loom fixer and lastly as a maintenance man. He built or renovated several area structures, including Davis Manor Apartments and Maple Street Trailer Court. He will be remembered for his snowplowing services of many years. Bernard loved to knit, he enjoyed sharing his craft with family and friends by gifting more than 1,000 pairs of mittens, stockings and slipper socks. He was a 50-year member of Parian Lodge No. 160, Anah Temple Shrine and Corinna United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling and was a former member of Corundel Raiders Snowmobile Club. No task was ever too big for him to pursue. Known as “Boss Man” he taught his family to work hard and together to complete each project. He was very devoted to his family, always there to help. Bernard loved a good laugh, lobster and a hearty meal. He will be forever missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Vivian (Hartwell) Davis; their daughters and husbands, Dawn and Fred Smith, Fawn and Bill Condon, and Priscilla and Brent Dorman; grandchildren, Cristie Condon and partner, Bill Dunton, Will Condon and wife, Susan, Bernard Huntt and wife, Lynn, Joel Huntt, Bryan Smith and wife, Jessica, Adam Robinson, Brandy Robinson, Laura Hagelin and husband, Ian, and Christina Dorman; and great-grandchildren, Roxanne, Melissa, Ashley, Amanda, Brittney, Kristen, Nicole, Brandon, Colby, Jordyn, Kiersten, Morgan, Dylan, Suhaily and Mallory. He is survived by two brothers, Robert B. Davis and Sanger I. Davis Sr.; an uncle, Herbert Scribner Sr.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Chester H. Davis Sr. and wife, Jeanette; his sister-in-law, Joyce C. Davis; and sisters, Gail Sawtelle and Donna Anderson. The family expresses appreciation for his devoted medical care provided by Dr. John Baker, the staff of Sebasticook Valley Hospital and the staff at Sanfield Rehabilitation and Living Center. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, where a Masonic service will be conducted 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Corinna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Grace Mazhandu officiating. Burial will be at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggests donations be made to Corinna Union Academy Alumni Scholarship Fund, care of Jackie Emerson, P.O. Box 100, Corinna, ME 04298. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BERNARD C. DAVIS
Posted May 03, 2010, at 7:27 p.m.