Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. David MacCallum, 75, of Windham, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on November 11, 2021 after a period of declining health. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 10, 1945, he was the son of the late Bernard R. MacCallum and Margaret (O’Sullivan) MacCallum. He was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts.
David is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Linda (Sousa) MacCallum. They celebrated 54 years of marriage in September. David and his wife, Linda resided in Chelmsford Massachusetts for 30 years where they raised their two daughters.
Besides, his loving wife Linda, David is survived by his two daughters, Amy Reese and her husband, Joseph of Hudson, NH and Stacy Lemoine and her husband, Christopher of Rutland, MA. His grandchildren: Garrett Lemoine and his wife Alana, Ross Lemoine, Ryan Reese, Evan Lemoine and Maura Lemoine. His precious great-grandson, Greyson Lemoine. His brother, Douglas MacCallum and his wife, Theresa of Salisbury, VT. Sister-in-law, Penny MacCallum of Hamilton, MA. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard J. MacCallum.
David worked his entire career at his family’s business, Langley Material Handling Company in Medford, MA. He began working right after graduating from Lexington High School. He was the operations manager at the time of his retirement. Upon retiring, David spent a few years consulting. David served his country for six years in the Army National Guard.
David was passionate about football. He could be found watching any football game on television but was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and University of Michigan. He would travel to Michigan every year in the 70’s and 80’s to attend a game. He also loved taking his daughters to Red Sox and Celtics games.
After retiring, he spent many years residing between Moosehead Lake, Maine and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. He belonged to the Moosehead Yacht Club and local Moosehead Lake snowmobile club. More recently David enjoyed completing jigsaw puzzles.
David’s love for boating was passed on from his parents. He spent much time on his family’s Chris-Craft boat, The Five Macs. When he retired, David & Linda were the proud owners of The Four Macs. They trailered their boat between Hilton Head Island and Moosehead Lake in order to enjoy it year-round.
Linda shared all of David’s interests and they were rarely apart. They were known for just picking up to take random drives to explore new places and/or to find a new place to eat.
The most important role David held was “Gramps” to his five grandchildren and great-grandson. He was so very proud of them and their accomplishments and was always the first one to brag about them! He loved attending their sport games and swim meets! He would do anything for them and always put them first. David was blessed to meet his great-grandson, Greyson who joined the family this past June and looked forward to babysitting him every Monday with Linda. He loved all of them beyond words!
David also leaves his beloved rescue kitties, Ping and Pong. They were his sidekicks and companions, especially the past few months as his health declined. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua ( https://www.hsfn.org/ ) or your local animal rescue shelter in honor of David.
In accordance with David’s wishes, he will be cremated. Cremation services entrusted to Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 1 South Road Londonderry, New Hampshire on December 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. To leave an online condolence, please visit David’s tribute page at www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.
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