David E. McNelly, 1953 - 2017

McNelly Obit Pic

 David E. McNelly, 64, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, June 18th, 2017. He died peacefully in his home in Litchfield, Me. He was born January 28th, 1953 in Calais, Me to Arnold and Alice Stevens McNelly. He was married to Monique Blais of Lewiston, Me on January 14th, 1972. They have two children; Katrina, 38, of Litchfield, Me and Jennifer, 35, of Waterville, Me.  He has three sisters; Priscilla and her husband Arthur Torella of Dover, NH; Patricia and late husband Richard Adams of Norway, Me; and Marcia and her husband Wayne Seger of Lewiston, Me. He has many nieces and nephews; Barbara "Bones" and Aaron Grass, and their children Jordan her husband Devin Craig, and their two daughters Ava and Ryleigh; Tanner and his wife Jennifer Hoffman, Jacob and Emma Grass. Diana "Hot Mama", her husband Michael Elwell and their son Matthew. Edward and Angela McNelly and their children Megan and Nicholas; Allison Auger and her two children Bre and Hailey; Danny and his wife "Krustine" Adams and their three children Dravin, Laura and Dylan. Marcey "Bo Derek", and her husband Chad Crosskill, and their children Kelsey, Austin "the Oz man", MJ,  and Syd 9(who is the smartest girl in the world); and Nicole (Nicky-Picky his beauty queen). His brothers and sister in laws Irene her husband Norm Parker, Julien and Pauline Blais, their children Shawn and Jay and their children. Mike and Julie Blais, their children Amber (hamburger joe) her son Justin, Elaine (sweet Elaine) and Todd, Elizabeth and her son Charles. He will be missed by his good friend Wayne Tardie (Flea bag) and his wife Arlene. Who always called him Zipper Lips. He had a brother from another mother Fred, who passed away a few years ago but was truly his best friend. Fred's wife, Fran was like his sister and their children Dennis and his wife Dorothy, their daughter Angel who called David Grampa Dave; Elizabeth her husband Brian, Nate and Amanda. They where treated like his own. His church family new and old held a special place in his heart. His pastor Neal Johnson, from Grace and Truth Bible Church,  put up with many shananigans during services with David and Fred. He loved every minute of it. Many of his children's friends were considered his children, Sarah, Michelle, her brothers Chris and Zach, and many others. He loved all of you. He attended Auburn schools and had different jobs but his most favorite was working for Rowe Ford in Auburn Maine. He grew to know everyone well and they still treat David's family like part of theirs. He will be remembered for his laughter, jokes, teasing and always knowing how to make someone smile. If you knew him, you were family! He had a big heart and always willing to help anyone. He was loved by many and will never be forgotten. His memory lives on through us. There will be a Celebration of Life at Grace and Truth Bible Church at 14 Hayden Hill Rd in Litchfield, Me, on Saturday, June 24, 10 AM.  We will have donuts and black coffee in honor of David, two of his favorite things. Don't worry if you need sugar and cream David would tease you but ultimately let you. He wanted us to party not to be sad. Lets laugh and share memories of him.

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© Gerald Burpee 2016