David Philip Dame

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Strafford, N.H. — David Philip Dame, 48, passed away from stomach cancer on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, surrounded by a few family members and close friends at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in Lebanon, N.H.

David was born in Concord, N.H. on July 20, 1970, to parents, Carolyn and Philip Dame, the seventh of their eight children. He attended Spaulding High School in Rochester, N.H. and lived his short life in Strafford, N.H., many of those years with long-time girlfriend, Jen Vassillion. For the past 23 years, David enjoyed his employment at Wolcott Construction, Inc. of Gilmanton, N.H. as an experienced truck driver, heavy equipment operator and gatherer of the troops, known to many as the ‘Captain’.

When not working, David enjoyed the company of many different friends throughout his life. He was known for his ability to gather folks under many circumstances. He was quite amusing in the most unexpected and humorous ways. He rarely spoke poorly of anyone and befriended many. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle near and far. He loved nature, bird watching, and the great outdoors, especially his winters in Colebrook, N.H., where snowmobiling dominated. Many good times were had on ‘The Porch’ with dear friends and family in Colebrook.

David leaves his parents, Carolyn (Gustafson) and Philip Dame; sisters: Denise Dame of Hanover, N.H., Darlene McKenzie of Rochester, N.H., Dawna Noel of Lebanon, Maine, Doreen (and husband, Howard) Myers, of Partlow, Va., Debra Dame of Barnstead, N.H.; and brother, Daniel Dame of Strafford. He was predeceased by sister, Diane Campbell of Strafford who died in 2016 of ALS. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, and uncle.

Friends are invited to join family as they memorialize David at the home of his parents, Carolyn and Philip Dame at 393 Parker Mountain Road (Rte. 126), Strafford on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.