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“My friend Dave was the smartest person I have ever known, he set me straight about this world. See you on the other side dear friend. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Francis O'Connell - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

“Just now found out, go with God ,Brother Dave. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne Evanson - Taos, NM

“I knew David since elementary school. Such a nice guy! He will be missed! ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Pavlosky Meunier - Dunedin, FL

“Saddened to hear of David's passing. I remember David from my early years. David was always so kind and helpful as a Boy Scouts leader and later...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: James R. Stuart - Solana Beach, CA

“Our condolence to David's family. He will be missed very much ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Geoff & Vanessa Bowen - TX

“Joe and Family, So sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by his memory. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Larry Gutterman - Bondville, VT

“May David Rest In Peace ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Henry Pokki - East Templeton, MA

“On behalf of the Easterbrooks family, I would like to extend our sympathy to David's family. Growing up in Baldwinville was wonderful and I remember...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Judy (Easterbrooks) Ryan - Wells, ME

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: J.P. Savoie - North Port, FL

“Renee and Joe, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Cathie ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Cathie Caisse - Baldwinville, MA

David R. Ambrose, 66, of Angel Fire, NM, died peacefully Friday afternoon June 7, 2013 at the home of his mother, surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Gardner, April 7, 1947, son of Raymond "Pete" Ambrose and Irene L. (Graves) Perreault, and has lived in Angel Fire the last 35 years. David was raised in Baldwinville. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Fitchburg, and studied hotel and restaurant management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. David proudly served his country during Vietnam with the United States Army. David was a gifted athlete. He enjoyed working hard. He would shovel his driveway and chop wood just for the exercise. He spent summers in Alaska fishing, and for two years fighting forrest fires. While in New Mexico he worked for a Ski Resort as ski patrol director and he managed a small chain of convenience stores. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Not only was David a founding father of the village of Angel Fire, a member of the first council, and a best friend of the current Mayor Barbara Cottam, he was a favorite son. David was much loved by many for his intelligence, humor, stories, and kind nature. Besides his parents, David is survived by his brother and caregiver Joe Ambrose of Jamaica, VT, his cousins, John Fletcher, Jim Fletcher, Laureen Moran, Jean Smith, Roy Henshaw, Jim Henshaw, Matt Ambrose, Mark Ambrose, Luke Ambrose, and Michelle Harmon, and his very good friend Joe Haukebo of Angel Fire, NM. David was predeceased by his step-father F. Roger Perreault. Relatives and friends are planning to honor and celebrate David's life by gathering for his funeral service in the Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, on Wednesday June 12, 2013 beginning at 2PM. A calling hour will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday June 12, 2013 from 1PM until the start of the service. Burial with military honors will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bridge St., Baldwinville. In lieu of flowers, David's family kindly asks donations in his memory be made to the Gardner Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To sign the online guestbook please visit our website at www.fletchercares.com. The family has entrusted the care of David's arrangements to the Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner, MA 01440.

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