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Obituary: David James Greenwood, Sr.

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David James Greenwood, Sr.
  • David James Greenwood, Sr.

David James Greenwood, Sr., age 59 years, a lifelong area resident died late Sunday afternoon April 6, 2014, at his Lamkin St. residence with loving family at his side.

Born in St. Albans on July 30, 1954, he was the son of the late Sylvester Joseph Greenwood and Edna Lena Laplant Austin. He attended Franklin schools and on June 12, 1976, was married to the former Debra Greenia who survives him.

For several years David drove a cement mixer for Anderson Concrete and more recently, until illness forced him to retire was a heavy equipment operator for Andy Leduc Construction. He enjoyed playing poker especially Texas Hold’em and loved deer hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife Debra of 38 years, David leaves his mother, Edna Austin of Highgate; three children, Jaime Greenwood and her fiancé Todd Raymo and three children, Emily, Cole and Lauren of Swanton; David Greenwood Jr. “Bub” his fiancée Connie Johnson and children, Ethan and Bryce of Highgate and Tonya Greenwood and her fiancé Dan Smith and children, Nicholas and Owen of Highgate; four sisters, Patty Bray of Swanton, Diane Greenwood of Swanton, Darlene Greenwood of St. Albans and Judy Gagne and her husband Leslie a very special brother-in-law of Highgate; one brother Doug Greenwood of Highgate and his two special German Shepards, Bear and Doxie.

Besides his father, Sylvester Greenwood, David was also predeceased by son, Peter Joseph Greenwood on April 30, 1980, and his mother-in-law, Virginia Greenia in 2011.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday April 10, 2014, at 4 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. The Reverend Kerry T. Cameron will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.

Gifts in David’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 55 Day Lane 05495.

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