Bedford, New Hampshire, David William Fagan, Jr, age 63, loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away October 3rd, 2020 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He fought a brave battle against stomach cancer with his typical good humor and positive outlook on life.
David was born in Lee Hall, Virginia to Sonya Fagan of Manchester, Connecticut and the late David W. Fagan, Sr. He grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut and had successful careers at the former Brand Rex plant in Willimantic, Ct. and General Cable in RI, Mass, and NH where he held positions as an engineer and plant manager. David went on to enjoy a second career as an over the road truck driver and finally as a local driver for Conway Freight in Manchester, NH. After a series of health scares, David retired and developed new pursuits. He bought a boat and enjoyed spending weekends visiting friends and fellow boaters at an Amesbury, Mass marina. He became an accomplished cook and was known for his “famous” signature dishes, including chicken parmesan and his specialty pizzas.
David was affectionately known as “Popsie” to his granddaughter Lorelai. Their good-natured kidding and simple joy in spending time together was a delight to watch. David was very close to his wife’s family and was like a son to his in-laws, Walter and Louise Gates of Brooklyn, Ct. David had many friends and family throughout the country. He was fun to be with and was a positive, happy, person. He was supportive of his wife, son, and daughter-in-law and always took a genuine interest in their work and lives. David leaves his wife of 43 years, JoAnn, son Christopher and daughter-in-law Jaime and granddaughter Lorelai of Bedford, NH; his mother Sonya Fagan of Manchester, Ct; and his brother Gary Fagan of Preston, Ct. He was pre-deceased by his brother Doug of Windham, Ct. and his father, David W. Fagan, Sr. He leaves many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins who cared for him deeply and were a big part of his life.
A celebration of his life will take place at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Connecticut at 1:00 pm October 17th. David loved the ocean and had fond memories of spending some of his summers at Giants Neck, which is right next door. There is a covered but open pavilion area with seating which will allow for social distancing. There will be attendees in high-risk groups, so the family asks that masks be worn. Directions will be provided. Please join David’s family in celebrating the life of a truly special, one-of-a-kind man and friend to all.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the wonderful, compassionate care they provided to David during this difficult time. Their kindness will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the Brigham and Women’s (BWH) Oncology Fund 012077 or the American Cancer Society.
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