The family and friends of Quincy native, David R. Hussey, 71, will gather to celebrate his life on January 3, following his unexpected death in Florida on December 6. Young “Dave” attended Quincy schools, played football, and had a passion for all things out of doors, especially the ocean and the weather! Once out of school, he became a carpenter’s apprentice, and rose through the ranks as journeyman and full carpenter, proudly receiving his “50 year pin” from New England Carpenters Local 33 just last year. Dave lived his entire life on the South Shore (Quincy, Weymouth, Rockland) before retiring to Englewood, FL a few years ago. He continued to spend summers “up north,” remaining actively involved in the Town River Yacht Club. There he served as Commodore in 2005, and spent many happy seasons on the water and leading work crews for Club improvement projects. Over the years Dave enjoyed everything from hunting and snowmobiling to recreational league hockey and golf in the company of his pals. He’d be first to admit, “I don’t break any records, but I always show up.” An avid Boston sports fan, Dave tolerated no expressions of negativity while watching his Patriots. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his large group of friends from Massachusetts to Florida as someone they could always count on. Dave is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Karen (Muirhead) Hussey of Englewood, FL and Rockland, MA, his three children with Mary E. Hussey of Weymouth: Jeanine Moriarty and husband Paul of Orlando, FL, Noelle Iamele and husband Mike of Plymouth, and David S. Hussey and girlfriend Kathleen Kamppila of Weymouth, as well as five grandchildren and his older sister, Harriet Schofield of Connecticut. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Barbara (King) Hussey, and sister Barbara Ann McAvoy.
A celebration ceremony will take place promptly at 2pm on January 3, at Town River Yacht Club, 60 Mound Street, Quincy.