Obituary of David Donald Bellavance
David Donald Bellavance- Our world got a little dimmer Sunday November 19, 2023 when the world's best husband, father and friend passed away after complications during a heart procedure in Burlington, MA. David was born in Portland, Maine on August 6, 1980 to his loving parents Mark and Susan (Hale) Bellavance. He joined his 13 month old brother, Dennis, being raised as close as two brothers could be. He grew up in Auburn, Maine a Boy Scout, a reluctant little leaguer and a consummate video gamer. He graduated in 1998 from Edward Little High School in Auburn and then the University of Maine in Orono, in 2003 with a bachelors in Business and a concentration in technology. After graduating, he began his career in Information Systems with Student Auxiliary Services at UMaine, where he met and married his wife, Annemarie and her 8 year old son, in 2012. Dave fell in love with being a parent when he fell in love with Izaac. Then he really flourished when he became Oliver’s dad in 2014. Their surprise twin girls, Alice and Piper, completed their family in 2018. In 2014, Dave moved to Massachusetts, working as a Senior Developer at Puma NA out of Westford and eventually settling in Hollis, NH. In defiance of his body’s steady decline due to his Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, he continued to get up each day with a smile, ready to find a way to help someone else. His joy for life and his family wasn’t diminished by his MD, in fact it made him cherish each private moment with someone special and made him celebrate every good day, because the next one wasn’t promised. He lived life to the fullest and loved like each day was his last. Anybody lucky enough to know him was treated with kindness, respect and probably a stupid pun or joke. His friends were his family and his family was his world. Knowing Dave was an honor, loving him and being loved by him was an absolute privilege. He leaves behind his wife, Annemarie and their children, Izaac Rutherford (21), Oliver (9), Alice (5) and Piper (5). His best friend and brother, Dennis Bellavance and his husband, Rommel Fulgencio. His mother, Susan Bellavance and her husband, John Mosey. Extra special grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, a niece and nephews, as well as friends who were family to him. Dave was predeceased by his father, Mark Bellavance. The family would like to thank the many specialists who have cared for David over the years, including the Lahey Hospital SICU in Burlington for their compassionate care during his final days. A very special thank you to, Jonathan Silver, MD and Jeremy Seibert PT, OCS who’s care and support of Dave and his family over the last 9 years have allowed him to be the kind of father he had always dreamed of being. Words cannot express our gratitude for you both.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. at the Bangor First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex Street Bangor, ME. Memorials in David's memory may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-bellavance
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050