It is with deep sadness the family announces that Brandt Christian Davies passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 26 at age 31 after a long illness.
Brandt was born in Boston and raised in the Roman Catholic faith in Hopkinton. He excelled and possessed an unquenchable thirst for learning and knowledge. He attended Hopkinton public schools, St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury and Boston College. Graduating from St. John’s in 2010, Brandt played hockey and was a National Honor Society member and an AP national scholar, with nine AP courses. As a class of 2014 BC graduate, Brandt earned a dual major in management with finance concentration from the School of Management and was an economics major/mathematics minor from the School of Arts & Sciences. He was awarded honors in economics and the 2014 Giffuni Prize for his outstanding honors thesis in economics, and he was invited to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics.
Brandt was God’s precious gift to his parents and big brother, Garrett. Over the years, he enjoyed various family gatherings, including vacations to Universal Studios and Cape Cod with his cousins. He loved life to its fullest, taking on challenges with an uncompromising spirit. In high school, Brandt took up competitive billiards and was a Massachusetts 9-ball champion. He twice represented Massachusetts at the under-19 National Championships in Illinois, finishing 26th in the country both years, and was named a 2009 Billiard Education Foundation Academic All-American.
Brandt was an altar boy at St. John’s Church in Hopkinton, a Cub Scout, a youth baseball and hockey player for the Hopkinton Demons, Milford Starhawks, Hopkinton Jr. Hillers and St. John’s High School, and an avid fan of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. He attended the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup championship parade in Boston.
Brandt was an avid reader and enjoyed economics, history, philosophy, mathematics and other nonfiction. Brandt was intelligent and witty. His sense of humor and laugh was contagious. He loved his family and the family dogs, Hershey, Sable and Lucky, and had a close special relationship with his brother, Garrett.
While still in high school, Brandt worked for his father’s firm and, at age 19, became a licensed stockbroker and investment advisor by securing SEC Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Following graduation from BC, Brandt was employed at Charles River Associates at its headquarters in Boston as an antitrust analyst working on the impact of antitrust litigation on proposed mergers and acquisitions of Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Europe, at Wayfair at its headquarters in Boston as an analytics manager in the Competitive Intelligence Department analyzing large amounts of information known as “Big Data” and its impact on corporate operations, and at Alvarez & Marsal Consulting (New York) as a consumer and retail analyst as the COVID pandemic struck American businesses nationwide. In September 2020, Brandt relocated from Boston to Orlando, Florida, to be closer to his family and work remotely for A&M, and thereafter to his parents’ home in The Villages, Florida, when illness set in.
Brandt battled his illness for almost three years and now is at peace. All hopes and dreams for the future have ended. Brandt’s life was all too short but very full and rich in both depth and breadth. His earthly time was limited but rewarding. He loved and was deeply loved, and as he enters God’s Kingdom, he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Brandt is survived by his parents, Wayne R. Davies, Esq., and Linda J. Davies of The Villages, Florida, brother Garrett T. Davies of Oxford, Florida, aunt and uncle Valerie G. Ryder and Charles F. Ryder, cousin Jason C. Ryder of Walpole, and cousin Matthew C. Ryder and wife Kate Ryder of Holliston along with their two children, Adam and Damien.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral & Cremation Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, Florida.
A Mass and funeral services will be held at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, Florida, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8:30 a.m. A private burial ceremony will follow for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John’s High School (stjohnshigh.org/support/make-a-gift), 378 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 in memory of Brandt C. Davies, class of 2010 and/or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org), 200 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Brandt C. Davies.
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