OBITUARY: David S. Stedman, 51

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — David S. Stedman, “Dave”, age 51, of Woburn, formerly of Wilmington, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2021.

Dave was born on March 18, 1970, in Woburn, MA; he was the cherished son of Stanley and Ruth (Kindred) Stedman. Dave grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1988.

Dave worked as a machinist and an inspector for Alexander Machine and Tool Company.

Dave met his “Lovey”, Laura Manta, over twenty years ago. They had many wonderful times together over the years; they enjoyed spending time at their home in Woburn, taking walks, and taking day trips to Rockport for lobster.

Dave was so proud to become an “Uncle Dave” to Samantha, Alexander, and Stephanie. He loved to spend time with them; whether it was teaching the kids how to drive, taking them out to dinner, or just joking around, he enjoyed every minute.

Camping was one of Dave’s passions; from a young child through adulthood, Dave spent every summer at his grandparent’s campground in Wolfeboro, NH. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time at his trailer. Dave also was a music enthusiast; he loved playing his guitar and listening to music.

Dave will be remembered as a gentle soul; he truly was a happy guy who had the brightest smile. He was the “life of the party” who loved to dance, sing, and make people laugh. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Dave was the beloved son of Stanley and Ruth (Kindred) Stedman of Naples, FL, formerly of Wilmington, dear brother of Tammy Soper & her husband Peter of North Reading and Julie Dembitzky of Tuftonboro, NH, special “Uncle Dave” of Samantha Hope & her husband Daniel of Wilmington, Alexander Soper and Stephanie Soper both of North Reading. Dave is also survived by his “Lovey”, Laura Manta of Woburn.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Monday, November 22nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 21st from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA  02114.

David Stedman

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