September 23 1960 December 28 2019
David J. Mancini September 23, 1960 – December 28, 2019 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Memorial Donation David J. Mancini, 59, passed away on Saturday December 28, 2019 after sudden heart failure at his home in Ashland, New Hampshire where he lived with his beloved partner Jacqueline (Jackie) Lees. David had lived with a serious heart condition for many years, though he strongly and courageously persevered in spite of his condition. David is survived by his much-loved sons, Kyle Mancini of Westport, MA and Brian Mancini of Bellingham, MA; former wife Elaine (Horace) Mancini of Bellingham, MA; sister Ellen Hand and her husband Tom of Douglas, MA; brother Ned (Edward, Jr.) Mancini of Worcester, MA; and many beloved nieces and nephews: Kendra Mancini, Kris Mancini, Kara Conroy, Nowel Bliss, Phyllis Buchanan, Melissa Hand, Vanessa Schwenker, Nicole Mancini, Emily Mancini, Sara Mancini and Ruby Mancini, and their many children. David also leaves many close life-long friends. David was born in Milford, MA on September 23, 1960. He was the son of the late Edward and Phyllis Mancini; the brother of his late siblings Kevin Mancini, Brian Mancini, Judy (Mancini) Bliss and fraternal twin-brother Dana D. Mancini, who died on December 19, 2019 just 9 days prior to David. As a child, David lived in the towns of Medfield, Holliston, and Medway; attending school and living for the majority of his life in Bellingham, MA. David volunteered and managed the Bellingham Recycling Center from its opening and for many years afterward. He also worked for many years at Norfolk Power Equipment in Norfolk, MA as a heavy equipment mechanic and shop manager. He programmed computer software to assist with the work shop-related time efficiency for Norfolk Power Equipment, and invented a device for operators to remotely control sanders from inside their plow trucks and equipment, among other notable inventions. A “Renaissance Man”, he was self-taught, and with a natural ease could conceptualize, create and build almost anything he set his mind to do, and took pride in doing it well. He was an expert in hands-on work and managing every aspect and trade in building construction and renovation, with a keen eye to details. David was also a highly-skilled and passionate radio frequency engineer, diligently trained with a fellow friend (Dennis) to obtain the highest level of licensing as a Ham Radio operator for nearly 40 years, including learning and transmitting Morse Code. His Ham Radio call sign is “N1IFG”, known around the world by his peers as the “Big Noise from Boston”. David talked via Ham Radio with John Uri on the International Space Station, and many others including dignitaries around the globe. He also was very active and dedicated to public service. He served as a long-time member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), where he ran communications, training, safety classes, provided first response teams with communications during hurricanes up and down the east coast, and helped at public events such as the Bellingham annual fireworks display. He also was a founding member of the Massachusetts Oath Keepers (MAOK), a non-partisan association of volunteer, former military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath that all military, sheriffs and police take in order to “defend the Constitution” of the United States of America, which he dearly loved. His father served in World War II, and his brothers Ned and Kevin served many tours in Vietnam. His favorite places were on Plum Island, New Hampshire and northern Maine, and in the cattle prairie land in Florida. David’s many hobbies included boxing, building model rockets and airplanes with his sons, owning and operating scientific-grade telescopes to study astronomy, as co-pilot flying single-engine airplanes, photography, creating art paintings, playing guitar, fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and other off-road vehicles including an eight-wheel ARGO, enjoyed classic American cars, rock climbing, gemology, and in recent years learning to fly and photograph with professional-level camera drones. David was known for his quick humor and pulling hilarious pranks when least expected. He loved to laugh and put others at ease. He was a passionate learner, a gifted and self-taught expert on many subjects; he “filled the room” with his presence, always willing to volunteer or lend a supportive helping hand, to teach and share his wealth of knowledge and experience with others. David’s memorial and celebration of life will be privately held for family and close friends on February 15, 2020 in Bellingham, MA. Those who would like to attend his celebration of life may contact and RSVP the Mancini family by January 30, 2020 on Facebook or by email at: DJMmemorial@hotmail.com Donation gifts in memory of David J. Mancini can be made directly to “Home Base Veteran and Family Care” through the following link, and are very appreciated by his family and friends to honor his love and devotion to our American veterans: giving.massgeneral.org/home-base/donate/?re_appeal=1911EVTPXXPD David’s family have requested that a Go Fund Me page be set up to direct donations in his name for the “David J. Mancini Educational Observatory and Ham Radio Station” to continue his passion in Ham Radio communications, and in educating future Ham Radio operators so they may assist with much needed emergency communications; and also to provide a dark sky facility and equipment to educate amateur astronomers. Anyone wishing to receive further updates and information, and to donate or volunteer in this effort, please send an email to: DJMmemorial@hotmail.com Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of David J Mancini September 23 1960 December 28 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Bellingham, state: Massachusetts