David Demeritt, 69 of Haverhill, passed away on September 7, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
David is survived by his wife Giulia, sons Clifford and John Demeritt and his wife Amanda; two grandchildren Kai and Nicholas Demeritt; his brothers, Clifford, Dennis and wife Ellen, and sister Joy Ethier and husband Donald. He is predeceased by his parents Clifford E Demeritt and Margaret B (Flammia) Demeritt. David was a loving father, husband and grandfather. The joy of his life was spending time with his grandchildren.
David attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill Trade School in 1968. He later went on to proudly serve as Petty Officer 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1972. During his service in Naples, Italy, he met his wife of 47 years Giulia Fronda who he later married in Portici, Italy at the end of his time in the military.
After returning to Haverhill David went on to work as a Machinist in the Aerospace industry where he had a long career. During those years he loved to hunt and fish at his vacation home in West Newfield, Maine. He was an outdoor enthusiast and loved to be outside any chance he could get. Later in life he spent most of his time enjoying his grandchildren who he loved very much.
A special thank you to the people at the High Pointe House, Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill for their loving care and support during his final days.
A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday September 12th from 4pm to 7pm at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street in Haverhill.