Lloyd G. Davies, 95: Family doctor, loved travel and sailing

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POTRLAND — Lloyd G. Davies, 95, of Portland, died Dec. 21, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 29, 1918, in Oneco, Conn., a son of George W. and Edith Underwood Davies. He attended local schools and graduated from Plainfield High School. Davies attended the University of Vermont, earning a bachelor’s, and went on to the Medical College graduating in 1943 with a doctorate in medicine.

In November of 1942, he married Jeane Palmer of Westborough, Mass.

After his residencies at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor and at Worcester City Hospital in Worcester, Mass., he joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a first lieutenant. He served in the American and European Theatres of Operation, which included Holland, Belgium, France and Germany from 1943 to 1946. He was discharged as a major, U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Following the service, Davies moved to Fryeburg and established a solo family practice. During this time, he joined and became active in the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national organization of family doctors. He became president of the Maine Chapter. Later he was elected to the board of directors of the national Academy. In 1969, following a three-year term on the board of directors, Davies was elected vice president of the Academy. At the conclusion of his term and seeking a more moderate workload, he relocated to Cape Elizabeth and practiced there for 15 years, retiring in 1985.

Davies was a member of the medical staff in the North Conway, N.H., and Bridgton hospitals. In the Portland area, he was a member of the medical staff at the Barron Center, Mercy Hospital and Maine Medical Center. He was a member of the Cumberland County Medical Society, Maine Medical Association, American Medical Association and a charter member of the Academy of Family Physicians.

In addition to the practice of medicine, Davies enjoyed several hobbies and had a love of travel. He visited Europe on several occasions and also traveled to Mexico, South America and various parts of the United States. He also enjoyed downhill skiing. Over a 45-year period, he maintained a medium sized sailboat for summer recreation. During the sailing season, he and his wife sailed Downeast as often as possible.

Davies was also a life member of the Masonic Lodge in Fryeburg and a member of the First Congregational Church there.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jeane, in 2001, and a sister and brother.

He is survived by daughters Kimberly Pierce, and Suzanne Bergeron and her husband, Daniel; one granddaughter; three grandsons; seven great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be private with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. Arrangements handled by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 172 State St., Portland.

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