WILMINGTON, MA — David M. Reid, age 53, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 3, 2017.
David was born in Boston, MA on July 8, 1964; he was the cherished son of John and Dorothy Reid. David was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1982.
Throughout his life, David was known to be quite an athlete; he played youth sports such as Wilmington Pop Warner and Little League. When he reached High School he played Wildcat Football, Baseball, and ran Track; all of which he excelled at and was recognized for his athletic ability.
Following graduation, David went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at Fitchburg State College.
Throughout his life, David continued his love of sports and was quite an outdoorsman; he had a passion for golfing, skiing, kayaking and hiking. He enjoyed being outdoors having a great time with friends and enjoying the nature that surrounded him.
While living in Massachusetts, David worked as a Pharmaceutical Salesman throughout the Boston area and when he moved to Arizona he began a career as a Real Estate Agent for the Home Smart Company. David’s great work ethic as well as his endearing personality made him quite a success in both professions. David never met a stranger, he was kind, gracious and generous to everyone he met which in turn led to life-long friendships all over the country.
David will be remembered for his great smile and big personality that would light up any room he entered. He had a fondness for a good Cuban cigar while sipping a glass of Jack Daniels.
David cherished the time he spent with his family and friends; his love for them was unconditional and he will forever be in their hearts.
David was the beloved son of the late John L. and Dorothy H. (Johnson) Reid. Dear brother of Janette Reid of Pelham, NH, Karen Reid of So. Pasadena, FL, Robert Reid of Munford, TN, John Reid of Wilmington, MA and Lila Wood of Hooksett, NH. Loving uncle of Ellis Reid II, Guy Holcombe, Donte Holcombe, Mikel Reid, Marcell Cruz, Ashia Holcombe, Nikki Holcombe, Olivia Holcombe, Danielle Reid, Brittany Reid, Taylor Reid, Kolbie Reid, Rachel Reid, and great-uncle of Ellis Reid III and Janai Cruz. David is also survived by his companion Jennifer Jung as well as many extended family members and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 8th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in David’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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