PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Maxim Daamen, 65, died unexpectedly while walking with his dog on a Fire Island beach on September 29, 2013.
The son of Gradus and Elizabeth Daamen, he was born in The Netherlands and moved with his family to Vermont when he was 12.
He earned an undergraduate degree from MIT and his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Maxim was the youngest of six siblings; he is survived by sisters Veronique Kranenburg and Theresa Meijer who live in The Netherlands, and Carla Daamen, who lives in New Mexico, and by brothers G.A. Daamen from Rutland, Vermont, and John Daamen who lives in Kennebunk, Maine. Maxim is survived also by 13 nieces and nephews, and a host of dear friends.
Recognized for several years by Rhode Island Magazine as one of Rhode Island’s top three psychiatrists, Dr. Daamen was active in a number of professional societies. He was a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior in the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, and former associate dean of the college.
Maxim’s professional erudition, empathy and diagnostic acumen were equaled only by his personal empathy for, and his dedication to, those near and dear to him.
He loved entertaining his many friends, design and construction projects, gardening, food, the outdoors, sailing and traveling, and particularly his dog Enzo.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Manning Chapel on the Brown University green on the morning of Saturday, October 12. You are invited to join friends and family from 9 to 10 a.m., at which time a program of remembrance will begin.