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David Geary
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    Boston, MA 02130

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“Dave was our next door neighbor here at Heather Hill in Dunedin for many years.He always shared his sense of humor with us and many good times we...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marion & Richard Savitt - DUNEDIN, FL

“Dave Geary, if he knew it or not, was a very important part of my transition from irresponsible teenager to responsible man. The Geary home is where...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ken Ross - Salem, NH

“We are sorry for your loss and remember Dave in the good old days on Mt. Hood Terrace. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ted and Marie Craft - Melrose, MA

“Dave and I have been neighbors for about 7 years. He was a good friend and a very funny guy. He will be missed by all here at Heather Hills Condo....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: John Kucin - Dunedin, FL - Friend

“My sincerest condolences to Brian, Michelle and the family.I will always remember Dave as a quiet, kind soul, with a quick wit, a wry smile, and an...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: David Pinette - Reading, MA

“What I learned from Dave as a teenager has played such an integral part of my career & life. I hope to inspire others as you have inspired me. I will...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Harding

“Michelle,Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Your dad is now reunited with your mom and may they look down...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Varley - Whitman, MA

“Michelle, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Hold on tight to your family and your many memories. May they sustain you in the...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: TARA M WARD - Ashland, MA

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


David B. Geary, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 2, 2018 at the age of 75. David was born in Gloucester, MA on October 24, 1942 to the late John W. and Ethel (Mitchell) Geary. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School.

Dave worked as an electrician for many years at Polaroid before transitioning to maintenance work for Fidelity. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, hunting, cooking, playing cribbage, and most of all telling a good joke. Dave enjoyed sharing stories of his childhood and life generally. After moving to Florida, he certainly didn't miss the snow but looked forward to coming home to visit and having fried clams and lobsters in Essex.

David was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Callahan) Geary. Loving father of Michelle K. Tassinari and her husband Michael of Wilmington, and Brian Geary and his wife Stephanie of Danville, NH. He adored his grandchildren Sophia Tassinari and Kayla and Connor Geary. He also leaves behind four sisters, Jacqueline Wilder of St. Petersburg, FL, wife of the late James Wilder, Carole Cheverie of Salisbury, wife of the late William Cheverie, Pamela Mickool of No. Dartmouth, wife of the late Daniel Mickool, Sharon, wife of Paul Berube of Kingston, N.H. and a brother Thomas Geary, husband of Debbie of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Joan Boeggeman and Marjorie Manzi; and two brothers, Robert Geary and John D. Geary.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on April 14, 2018 at Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in David's name to American Cancer Society.