David L. Foote
David L. Foote,
66, of Topsfield Road, Ipswich, passed away on July 20, 2020 in the Newton
Wellesley Hospital in Newton. David was born in the former Cable Memorial
Hospital in Ipswich on August 10, 1953, the fourth of the ten children of
the late Harold F. and Rose (Funari) Foote. He lived most of his life in
Ipswich where he attended school and graduated from Ipswich High School
with the class of 1972.
was partner of Foote Brothers Canoes in Ipswich. He worked several years
as a maintenance technician for a Salem based property management company.
He also held various positions in
retail and worked in health care.
David is being
remembered for his kind and generous spirit.
A good man. He loved his family and his dear friends, taking time
to visit with and to care for the family elders.
He loved talking hours with his grandparents, aunts, uncles,
cousins about the family’s heritage, history, and secrets.
He respected and cherished this information he acquired through
these hours of conversations with his visits. He went out of his way to
stay connected with the entire family. David also loved working with
flowers and plants. Traveling
the back roads of New England, he scoured flea markets and yard sales for
hidden treasures. He also loved music, having had a great collection of
vinyl he wore thin by the hours of repetitive play.
is survived by five brothers, Gregory Foote and his wife Debbie of Naples,
Stephen Foote and his companion Joanne Wentworth of Danvers, Nicholas
Foote and Ann Mahon of Rowley, Robert Foote and his wife Janet of Rowley, Michael Foote and his wife Alexandra of
South Berwick, ME; four sisters, Kathleen Henry of Parrish, FL, Lisa
Player of Topsfield, Mary Foote-Hill and her husband Andrew Hill of
Georgetown, Kristen Foote and
her husband Claudy Jean-Charles of Ipswich and many nephews;
nieces; cousins and close friends who are left to cherish the memory of
David as their brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend.
arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home
of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brain Injury
Association of America, 1608 Spring Hill Rd Suite 110, Vienna VA 22182.
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