David Goncalo

August 27, 1970November 5, 2019

David Goncalo, age 49, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late John P. and Nancy (McGee) Goncalo, he was a life-long resident of the city.

He spent many years working at the North Cottage Program in Norton, helping young men overcome substance abuse.

An avid music lover, he was a skilled guitar player who enjoyed jamming with his many friends. He enjoyed being outside and watching sunrises at the beach.

He is survived by a daughter, Morgan Goncalo of Fall River; twin sons, Ian and Owen Goncalo, and their mother Kimberly (Eddy) Goncalo all of Fall River; two brothers, John Goncalo and his wife Virginia of Wellfleet and William Goncalo and his wife Jennifer of Fall River; three sisters, Janice O’Connell and her husband Warren of Sacramento, CA; Sue Syde and her husband Bill of Westport, and Carolyn Coe and her husband Roy of Hillsborough, NC, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert J. Goncalo.

His Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Visiting hours will be held from 11:00 to 1:00PM prior to the service. Burial is private. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Hungry for Music, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave, NW #384, Washington, DC 20006.


  • Hungry for Music



  • Visiting Hours Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 10, 2019


  • Burial Private


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Jeff Miller

November 14, 2019

Nothing but good memories Dave. You're not suffering any more. Love ya bud...

Carolyn Goncalo Coe

November 14, 2019

David was born when I was 12 years old. As soon as he could sleep through the night, my parents put his crib in my room. He was the cutest and sweetest baby! I never remember him being fussy or ill-tempered; he was just a sweet, loving little boy. Through all of the adversity he faced in his life, that sweet spirit remained, as evidenced by the legions of mourners who came to return to Dave, the love he gave to them.

Laurie Hayes (Brulotte)

November 10, 2019

You are now soaring high above the clouds...finally free of this life’s pain. May you soar with the angels forever more.
Love you my friend...

Tiffany Rodrigues

November 10, 2019

You were a good man david and so kind to everyone and taught a lot of people things and help as much people as u could we will miss u dearly and we will never forget u my friend my u rest in peace 😭👼❤

Kaitie Lutz

November 10, 2019

My best friend. He helped me with everything from dealing with some family members, to terminal illness and the loss of my grandfather.
There will never be another. The world is a darker place without him.
I could always go to him for help with anything and he never judged, just listened and helped where he could.
I will love and miss him forever.

Cheryl Fastino-Silvia

November 8, 2019

Mario and I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. Dave was a very talented musician and always a gentleman. He will be missed deeply.

Kevin Costa

November 8, 2019

Wish I would have went upstairs and jammed with ya one last time with when I seen ya last week...Hope you are at peace brother...

Duane Houde

November 8, 2019

Rest in peace my friend. I will fondly remember taking you for your first ATV ride down back to the river, to see the campsite. I will miss not getting to hang out and go camping as we had planned to do.
I will miss your gentle soul, and the love you showed the world.
May all who knew you have comfort knowing that you are no longer burdened with the struggles of this life, and have entered into a peaceful eternity.

Michael Bedard

November 8, 2019

He was my first cousin.

Douglas Barbour

November 7, 2019

Working with you was a joy and the music we shared together touched my soul. I am going to meeting Sunday morning and will celebrate your life here in Bonaire