David Vance Priddle passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on February 22, 2018 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Winthrop MA, he was the beloved son of Edith and Bert Priddle.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Lorraine (Hayes) Priddle; his children David T. and Carole Priddle of Pepperell; Debbie and Philip Stewart of Beverly; Darlene and Mark Ferreira of Winthrop; grandsons David T. Priddle II and Nicole of Natick, Bert Priddle of Merrimack NH and Carl Priddle of Lima Peru; step granddaughter Sarah and Andrew Channel of Beverly, step grandson Russell and Katie Stewart of Beverly, and step great grandchildren Madeline Channel and Maxwell Stewart of Beverly.
David was born on May 28, 1935 at the Winthrop Community Hospital. He started dating his beloved wife Lorraine when at 15 they had their first date at the Topsfield Fair. They raised their family in Winthrop in the house his father built in the neighborhood they grew up in.
In his youth he would help at his family’s store - Edie’s Variety. He would tell many stories of preparing the turkeys for Thanksgiving, going to the market in Boston for groceries and drying mittens on the pot belly stove.
He graduated from Northeastern University and received his masters from Bentley University.
He started his career at Sanborn company that later became Hewlett-Packard. He worked for over 30 years at New England Nuclear that later became DuPont. He retired at 50 from DuPont. He later retired as Executive Director from NEC Corporation.
Most precious to him was time spent at his home in Merry Meeting Lake in NH. He created a home for his family and friends to enjoy.
He will leave a huge void in the lives of many. We will miss his smile, sharp wit and never-ending love for his family.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM on Monday February 26th, 2018. Interment to follow the Mass in the Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street section).
Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate/t1/.