Thomas 'Quigley' Davis, 93
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SACO -- Thomas 'Quigley' Davis, 93, a lifelong resident of Saco, started to once again dance with he beloved wife Florence Caroline Maddox on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. He was born in Saco on April 25, 1919, to Daniel Joseph and Barbara Jean Quigley Davis.
He graduated from Thornton Academy, class of 1938, where he met the love of his life, Florence. He was a veteran who proudly served in the Navy during World War II with the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign.
After the war he worked for 40 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1980. He was a volunteer firefighter in Saco and fought the fire in 1947.
Quig was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed golf and loved to go camping with his family at Sebago Lake. He also followed the Patriot's football and Red Sox's baseball. He liked a good conversation and knew something about everything.
He was a member of the Saco Masonic Lodge of Masons, Saco-Biddeford Lodge of Elks, Davis Post of the American Legion that was named after his brother who died at Guadalcanal. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge of Maine, and the Kora Shriners.
He resided with his devoted daughter Barbara for a number of years and she continued to be at his side by taking him to meet his buddies, great family gatherings and the weekend rides to all his favorite locations.
Quig had a contagious smile and could make anyone laugh with one of his many stories about his past or about his daily life.
He was a member of First Parish Congregational Church in Saco.
He was preceded in death by his wife Florence; his parents; his kid brother Junior; his wife's parents, Ernest and Florence Maddox; his brothers-in-law, George Maddox and Paul Williams; his sister Margaret Gross; her husband Phil; and their son Gary Gross. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Barbara Buckley and Beverly Usher and her husband John; his sister-in-law Arlene Murchinson and her husband Murch, sister-in-law Pauline; his nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren; a nephew and five nieces.
He was a devoted husband, friend to all, and a great father who adored all his children.
There will be a graveside service in the spring at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco. Those wishing to send condolences to the family, should go to www.cotefuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank the nurses at SMMC for all their care and support.
Thomas 'Quigley' Davis
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 30, 2012