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David L. Courtemanche
June 15, 1947 ~ December 27, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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David Leon Courtemanche, 75 years old, of Leominster, MA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 with his loving family by his side.
David was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 15, 1947 to Leo and Rose (Fortin) Courtemanche, and spent his entire life in Leominster in the home built by his grandfather Henry.
He leaves his wife and best friend June D. (Valliere) Courtemanche, their two beloved daughters Tracy L. Courtemanche of Charlestown / Fairhaven, MA and Tricia A. (Courtemanche) Conte of Reading, MA, cherished grandchildren Jake and Sydney Conte, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
David is also survived by his brother Leo Courtemanche and wife Carol as well as brothers-in-law Ken Valliere and wife Sandra, Mark Valliere and wife Debra, and Dave Valliere and wife Beata. He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Roland Valliere, mother-in-law Lorraine (Thibodeau) Valliere and sister-in-law Barbara (Valliere) Bowser.
David graduated from Leominster High School in 1966. During this period, he met his future wife June and they married in April 1969. Together they made countless memories while always enjoying each other’s company, including family outings and road trips camping and to beaches near and far; playing cribbage, dice, backgammon, bocce, and screaming YAHTZEE; sharing favorites like Kimball Specials, French Canadian poutines, and of course popcorn during weekly movie dates.
Spending his career at Simonds Saw & Steel, David was a hard worker who held multiple positions and served on the Recreation Club as well as Secretary of Local Steelworkers Union 7896. From his early days playing darts to his passionate zest for golf and later pool, David was an avid sportsman, spectator and fan who experienced the most joy attending his grandchildren’s lacrosse, field and ice hockey games. He also enjoyed cheering on Boston sports teams, birdwatching amidst nature, relaxing by the water, and as a proud husband, Dad and Pepere, especially cherished time spent with family.
Throughout the course of his life, David was a devoted parishioner of St. Leo’s Church, a member of the British American, Eastwood and Westminster Golf & Country Clubs, a spirited participant on multiple dart and golf leagues, and a visitor to the Leominster Senior Center where he frequently played pool with friends.
With a heart of gold and personality to match, David was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, January 14 at Richardson Funeral Home from 10-11:30am followed by a funeral Mass at noon at St. Leo’s, 128 Main St., Leominster.