David Almond

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Saint Margaret's Church
111 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of David Joseph Almond

David Joseph Almond, beloved husband of Dolores Almond, passed away on April 4 at the age of 86. David was born to his parents Walter and Gladys Almond in Boston Ma in 1937 and grew up in Belmont. He attended St. Coletta's high school. On a summer night when David and his friends were going out for hamburgers, his friend group and another girls’ friend group were set up on blind dates for each other. David’s date that evening was Dolores McCarthy. The two hit it off slowly, but Dolores was interested. David was happily surprised that he was able to take Dolores out on a second date. The two dated for four years and were married in 1965 in Cambridge. David and Dolores started their lives together in Belmont and eventually moved to Burlington, where they raised their 5 children, Terri, David Jr., Christine, Michael, and Daniel.

David retired from the Newton Court after 34 years, and could not sit home so started working as an assistant to a real estate company.  This was also due to his love of being around people. He was a people person through and through and would do anything for someone needing help, especially his family, he was a Dad you could count on every time. He could walk down the street and make friends with anyone he met. David loved to talk with friends and strangers alike.  He loved to hang out where the people were, whether it was the Knights of Columbus of Belmont, or the local Dunkin’ Donuts in his later years. He looked forward to his friends’ annual St. Patrick’s Day party in Lynn. Though he couldn’t drive this year, his friends coordinated a ride for him down to make sure he didn’t miss it. He was a die-hard Patriots fan and was in front of the TV every Sunday during football season. He loved Tom Brady and celebrated the Bucs Superbowl win along with the rest of New England. When spring came his beloved Red Sox was what was on.  He would always jump at the chance to watch or go to a game with his family.

David’s life revolved around his family and spreading joy, so it makes perfect sense that he served as Santa Clause for over 30 years.  His brother had asked him to dress up one time for the K of C, and the rest is history.  He was a Santa at Jordan Marsh and then Cushing Square in Belmont. Later, it was for friends and family, especially for his children who got to get dressed in matching P’J’s long before it was cool for the traditional Santa picture, and for his siblings and his nieces and nephews. It was the perfect role for David. He would greet kids with a big smile, and listen to them as they talked with him. David himself never lost his youthful spirit. He loved to take his kids along with his nieces and nephews to the pool or even to the Pops on 4th of July.  This carried on when he had grandchildren and would love to take them to the local pool in his convertible.  

He and his family liked to go places and as his children got older, they arranged for the entire family to go to Disneyworld, including his cherished grandchildren.   David’s happy place was anywhere near the water. His family had a place in Cape Cod on Mashnee Island. Walter and Gladys were thrilled to have their grandkids down to visit, and David was thrilled to go jump in the ocean all the time. The Almond family was a big one when altogether and David delighted in those times at the Cape and for the many holidays spent together.  David never missed a chance to take a photo and had many a slide show for his family, which were appreciated more and more each year. 

David Almond was the beloved husband of Dolores (McCarthy) of Burlington. He was the loving father of Terri Almond of Burlington, Christine Almond of Lynn, Michael Almond of Somerville, Daniel Almond of Burlington, and the late David Almond Jr. He was the treasured grandfather to Amanda Almond of Lynn, Andrew Rodriguez of Lynn, Jaime Almond of Burlington. He was a proud great grandfather to DJ. David was the dear brother to Jean Tellier, Walter Almond, the late Paul Almond and the late Janet Dever. He was the famous Uncle Squigga to his many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Visiting hours for David will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home on Wednesday April 12, from 4 to 7 PM. A funeral mass for David will be held at St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington, MA 01803 on Thursday, April 13 at 10 AM. Family and Friends are invited to meet at the Sullivan Funeral Home at 9 AM to drive to the church in procession. Burial will be private.

In Lieu of Flowers, David would ask that you consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

For online guestbook, video tribute and obituary, please visit www.sullivanfuneralhome.net


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