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David A. Whelton, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, August 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Whelton, David A. SrHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for David A. Whelton, Sr., who died unexpectedly after being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, August 21st. Mr Whelton was at his workplace (McGinn Bus Co.) when he became ill. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

 

Born in Melrose, he was raised & educated in Saugus & was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1971. He entered the US Army at Ft. Stewart, Ga in October of 1974 and served until October of 1979. After discharge from the army he moved to, Everett, where he remained. He was a passionate member of the Viet-Nam effort. Nine years, ago he began working for the McGinn Bus Lines of Lynn, as a Teamster with Local #42 of Lynn.

He is the beloved husband of 39 years to Diane E. (Baxter) & the adored father of Gwen E. Whelton both of Everett & the late David A. Whelton, Jr. He was the cherished grandfather of Kristen E. Whelton, Jake D. & Savanah D. Gomez, all of Everett. He is the dear son of Ruth F. (Mahoney) Whelton of Saugus & the late John F. Whelton. He is the devoted brother of John F. Whelton of Wilmington, Carolyn Gammon of Saugus, Mark Whelton of Saugus, Kathleen Coccivillo of Wakefield, Adam Whelton & his wife, Rosalie of Peabody & the late Cynthia L. Wilson. He is also lovingly survived by Helen Gray & Steven Albano & many nieces & nephews.

 

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers; remembrances may be made to the: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000,Dept.142 Memphis,Tn. 38101-9908.

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  1. Wendy Wicks
    Sep 10 2015

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of “Big Dave”. Through the years, he drove me to work at Logan Airport hundreds of times and was one of my favorite drivers. He was caring and thoughtful. One cold, snowy night, I was the only one riding the bus from Logan on his last run. He stayed and made sure that my car would start and that I could get out of my parking spot. He could have just as easily left me there and gone home. That was the kind of guy he was. I will miss him terribly!

  2. Logan Express Friend
    Aug 25 2015

    Dave was a wonderful, jovial man that always brought a smile to everyone’s face he came in contact with. He’d always look out for everyone around him and offer great advice to those who might’ve needed it. My deepest sympathy to Dave’s family. We’re all going to miss your warm baby blues & smile Dave, yet pray you rest in peace. See you on the other side someday Dave 🙂 ❤

  3. Margaret (Griffin) Schmidt
    Aug 24 2015

    Dyan, Gwen, & kids. You are in our thoughts at this time. You all have our deepest & sincerest condolences. Sendung you love & hugs. Love Margaret (Griffin) & Erik Schmidt

  4. Doris & Mickey Miranda
    Aug 24 2015

    Dyan, Gwen & family: Our deepest sympathy. Love, Mickey & Doris

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