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David A. Gloriant

David A. Gloriant

April 12th, 1947 August 7th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for David A. Gloriant

Always in Our Thoughts, Forever in Our Hearts

David Allen Gloriant age 72 passed peacefully in his sleep after a long illness
on Friday August 7, 2020.
David was born and lived in Fitchburg, MA. for many years before moving to
Saco, ME. and then to Somerville, MA. where he has lived for the past 30 yrs.
He leaves behind a wife Kathleen of Somerville, Brother James and his wife Diane
Gloriant of York, ME., a Daughter Jessica and her husband Jake Wilbur of Fitchburg,
Step-daughter Kelly Andrick of Somerville, and Step son- Sean and his wife Lisa Paige of Andover, MA. Grandchildren: Sarah Mears and Jacob Wilbur of Fitchburg, Lilith Bean of Boston, Michael Andrick of Greenfield, MA, Evan Paige of Andover, Joshua Paige (US Marine Corp), Mitchell Paige (MA National Guard) and Dylan Paige of Andover.
David is preceded in death by his parents Samuel J. and Florence Gloriant of York, ME.
and Brother-in-Law David M. Ward of Somerville, MA.

David was a “Jack of all Trades and Master of All”, from Musician, Singer, Painter,
Construction/Destruction, Locksmith and Computer guru (especially computer hardware and security).
His biggest love was his daughter, step-children and grandchildren. He was very proud of all their struggles and accomplishments.

David’s musical career started around the age of 16 yrs when he played with local garage bands. His professional career began a few years later with groups like “Mad Jack”, “The Carpetbaggers” and later with “Dust-n-Thyme”. His many gigs took him to many cities and states where he earned many fans and made good friends which he still has today.
On the business side, he has worked for Vaniera Painting Co., Whittemore Hardware, Tags Hardware, E-Support Now and Tufts University where he worked and retired
from their IT Department as a Backup Supervisor.

A viewing/service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 12 noon to 2:00 PM at the Keefe’s Funeral Home at 2175 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

Burial will be Private.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date for relatives and friends.
Donations can be made to: CareDementions Hospice at 75 Sylvan Street,
Suite B-12, Danvers, MA 01923, The Wounded Warrior Project or an Animal rescue/
Shelter of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
    CAMBRIDGE, MA
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    Thursday, September 17th, 2020
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Interment

    Private
    Address Not Available

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Margot Crawford

David was a wonderful man. He will always have a place in my heart. I had planned to attend today, but was unable to. My condolences to his family. I do hope a celebration of his life will be possible in the future
Comment | Posted at 03:44pm via Condolence
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John Kreiser

What a lot of us wouldn't give for one more night of music and friendship at Irish Eyes, my friend. The world will be a lesser place without you. May God grant you eternal rest and give solace to your family and loved ones.
Comment | Posted at 05:40pm via Condolence
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Daniel Dupill

So sorry to hear of David's passing. David and I had a friendship that began more than 50 years ago. He was a wonderful person - talented, smart, with a great sense of humor. He enriched my life immensely. I hope it is some solace that he was so widely loved and admired.


Sun 5:22 PM
Comment | Posted at 03:24pm via Condolence
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Kieran mcnally

The world has lost another compassionate talented and all around good soul. It was my pleasure and honor to know Dave the better part of my life and also playing music with him back in the “old days”My condolences to Kathy and everyone who knew him .David will be missed.God Bless his family
Comment | Posted at 05:25pm via Condolence
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Eileen Moore Quinn

An Irish Blessing:
" . . . and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."
Comment | Posted at 12:54pm via Condolence
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