David O. Mabey

Passed away on December 18, 2013

David O. Mabey was born in Newton, Massachusetts, on November 26, 1938, the oldest son of Hervey O. and Miriam Peckham Mabey.

David has resided in Oxford, NY, for over 20 years with his wife of 54 years, Ellen Walker Mabey. He owned "David Mabey's Antiques". The father of five children, he was also the grandfather of five boys.

David was often seen eating breakfast at Subway in WalMart. He was a faithful volunteer at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford.

On December 18, 2013, David died of a massive stroke. He will be sadly missed.

As per David wishes, there will be no formal services or calling hours. Anyone wishing to remember David might consider a donation to the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford.

Arrangements are with the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home.


David O. Mabey

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Esther Doty

January 13, 2014

To Ellen and family, I am so sorry for the loss of David. I will always remember him smiling and laughing and showing me all his new acquisitions in the shop. He will be truly missed.

John Antonowicz

December 23, 2013

To Ellen and the entire family,
Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of David. I wish I could have been over to the shop recently, as it was always a pleasure to see what he would find next. Whenever I would come to the shop, he would come out of the office and call me "Little John" and every time he would say "I know you're not little anymore" but he always continued to call me Little John. David will certainly be missed at local auctions, he was always full of stories. Wishing you all the best in this difficult time.

Pastor Jeremy Stopford

December 23, 2013

I count it a RICH privilege to have known Mr. Mabey for most of the past 20 years. His store in Oxford was much fun - so much buried treasure there! You could not take in the whole store in one visit. He had more joy selling me a calendar from my birth year as I had in buying it! I last saw him at a garage sale we had in Norwich - like most antique dealers he came early, was respectful, very friendly, and would accurately comment on the last time we met years earlier. I will miss his honesty, his heart, his rich friendship, his fellowship in our Savior.