YARMOUTH — Jacquelyn McCurdy Davis, 66, died May 19 at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness.
Davis was born May 24, 1948, in Lubec, the fifth of six children of Helen Ardella Myers Glazier and James William McCurdy. After the death of her father when Jacquelyn was 4, she and her family moved to Portland. There she and her siblings attended school, and she graduated from Portland High School in 1966.
In 1968 she married Joe Davis, whom she had met when she was 13. The couple soon started a family and established an antiques business in Farmington. Jacquelyn discovered her passion and skill for trading estate jewelry, and also worked diligently to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Davis moved to Yarmouth in 1983 in order to be closer to her extended family. While there, she began a new career at L.L. Bean Inc., managing on-location photography. She loved her work and the chance to travel with coworkers she considered friends.
Although an introvert in some respects, Davis relished the chance to entertain at her home, and was known for her quick wit, infectious laughter and generosity. Coming from a large Irish family, she devoted herself to helping her children and grandchildren grow, and deeply valued the bonds with her siblings. Those bonds were especially evident when she was diagnosed with cancer and widowed in the same year.
Davis is survived by her children, Jennifer and husband, Christopher Prinn, and Justin and wife, Gia Davis; and her grandchildren, Oliver and Atticus Prinn, and Caroline and William Davis. She is also survived by her siblings, Patricia and husband, Jere Townsend, of Yarmouth, Carolyn and husband, Jeff Enck, of Cumberland, Jean Marie and partner, Patrick Viola, of Saco, Stephen McCurdy, and Margo and husband, Chip Stephenson, of Kennebunk.
A Mass of Christian burial was scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth.
The family asks that donations be made in Davis’ honor at mainecancer.org.