David Joseph Lemire of Preston, 65, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 4th surrounded by his family after a year long battle with cancer. David was born in Norwich, CT on November 12th, 1956 of Roger and the late Geraldine (Vigneau) Lemire. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Katharine (Michaud) Lemire, son Dana (Karissa), father Roger, brothers John, Richard and Paul (Amy), sisters Linda, Sister Mary Christopher, Irene (Lawrence) and Geraldine (Thomas). He was predeceased by his mother Geraldine.
Dave was a skilled carpenter, heavy equipment operator and all around handy man who made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed working in his garage, working with his tractor and spending time with friends and family. The joy of his life was his granddaughters, Kaylee and Kelsey.
He is also survived by his beloved nieces, Desiree (Donald) and Angela (Paul), numerous cousins, aunts and in-laws.
There will be no calling hours, per Dave’s request. A service will be held at 2:00PM on March 13, 2022 at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Rd, Griswold, CT with a celebration of life afterwards at The Jacques Cartier Club, 79 Wilson St, Jewett City. For online condolences please go to www.gagnefuneralhome.com
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