David Lawrence Osborne

December 19, 1936March 2, 2019

Father, Grandfather, Husband, Farmer, Man of God

PITTSFIELD – David L. Osborne, 82 of Pittsfield, died on March 2, 2019 at his home. He was born in Loudon on December 19, 1936 a son to John and Rena (Paine) Osborne.

David graduated from Pittsfield High School as part of the class of 1954, and Vermont Technical College in 1955. He was married to the same woman, Louise (Frost) for 59 years. He is survived by his wife Louise, his sister Priscilla Bechok, 4 sons (Mark, Paul, Andy, and Tom), and 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Christine, 2 brothers (Russell and Kenneth), and 3 sisters (Dorothy Day, Rachel Kidder, and Mary Kolodziej). David loved growing, mowing, spending time with his sisters, working with his sons, and eating sweets.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 6 (TOMORROW) from 5pm to 7:30pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord. A funeral service will be held on Thursday March 7 at 1pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 80 Clinton Street, Concord. Interment will be later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire, 59 College Road, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824.Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, NH. Online condolences can be expressed at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019

David Lawrence Osborne

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Richard (Rick or Eric) and Margaret Jones

March 7, 2019

We will never forget Dave and Louise. We bought a farm near to theirs in the early 1970s and they were the first people who called to welcome us into the neighborhood. Their first of countless acts of kindness was a pie, delivered by Louise, and a load of manure delivered by Dave. That manure has made our garden grow to overflowing ever since. Dave and Louise have been among our best friends for all these years even though we moved away after a short stint at farming.

Dave was the hardest working man we ever met and the kindest. We will miss him and the twinkle in his eyes and his sincere interest in our lives.

We have tried, but sadly have failed, to be as good as Dave. But, we keep trying.

Rest in Peace Dave
Be Brave Louise

Robin Weeks

March 6, 2019

I remember Dave Osborne with such fondness and his laughter was contagious. My early memories center around Hopkinton Fair and 4-H. The Osbornes had great cattle and were generous with their time to support 4-H. I remember judging practices at the farm and later staying with Dave and Louise for my week during my IFYE speaking tour.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, especially Louise.

Elizabeth Primozic

March 6, 2019

I always marveled at the radiant light that beamed out from Uncle David’s face. And I will always remember his honey coated laughter. I believe I will hear that chuckle forever.
He was a gentle man and a very hard worker.

I do suspect Grammie welcomed him home with one of her famously delicious berry pies.

Diane Rider

March 5, 2019

David was a thoughtful employer, often the first employer for young teens including our children. He was a good neighbor, interested in others and possessed of such a sweet Christlike spirit. His energy and zest for life is legendary! Elderberry jelly is the sweet I remember sharing with David and Louise.