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David T. Messina

December 11, 1960 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 61)


David T. Messina, 61, of Dracut, MA, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2022, at his residence. Born on December 11, 1960, he was the son of the late Joseph and Grace (Petralia) Messina.

A graduate of North Andover High School, David went on to earn his Associates Degree in Computer Technology from Northern Essex Community College. As a Dean’s List student at NECC, he was featured in an article advertising the school. He went to work for Wang Laboratories for many years as a systems consultant, traveling internationally installing applications. Following Wang, David had the opportunity to work for Olivetti Computers in Italy, enhancing his love for culture and culinary experiences. He worked for Raytheon for 21 years in Information Technology, implementing large ERP Systems. He was well thought of as a technical expert and for his willingness to work with others and share information.

David was also an avid fan of all things Star Trek along with his love and passion for cooking. His how-to recipes and FaceBook posts brought joy to so many. He thoroughly enjoyed his Las Vegas trips and the many friends he made over the years. He was a kind and generous friend. Everyone who knew and loved him will forever remember his smile and hearty laugh.

David is survived by his brother, Joseph of Saugus, MA and his sister, Pam Fall-Hindman and her husband Robert of Peabody, MA. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.


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