David W. Link

February 15, 1953December 8, 2012

Funeral services for David W. Link, age 59 of Elm Street in Madrid will be held on Tuesday (Dec 11, 2012) at 10:00am at St. Raphael’s Church in Heuvelton with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2-5pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Link passed away Saturday at Canton Potsdam Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving are three sisters & their husbands Eleanor & Harold Chambers of Heuvelton, Mary & Charles Ames of Watertown and Theresa & Larry Crowe of Heuvelton; three brothers & their wives Paul & Pat Link of Clayton, Bernie & Nikki Link of North Borough, MA, Richard & Rose Link of San Antonio, TX, his many care providers and several nieces, nephews & cousins. A sister Gloria Robinson, two nephews Patrick Chambers and Adam Crowe and two nieces Angela Smith and Patricia Kench predeceased him.

Born on February 15, 1953 in Ogdensburg, NY, he was a son of the late Everett & Edna (Chase) Link. David resided at the Sunmount Developmental Center, St. Lawrence NYSARC and IRA in Madrid for most of his life.

He enjoyed books, music, dancing, attending church and outings with family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Lawrence NYSARC, 6 Commerce Lane, Canton, NY 13617, Madrid Volunteer Rescue 2 Depot St, Madrid, NY 13660 or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.



  • Calling Hours Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012


  • Place of Rest

David W. Link

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Linda Wood

December 13, 2012

I was so sad to hear about Davie. I met a lot of great people at work and He was one of those people you never forgot. Always smiling and waving and having fun with whatever he was doing. He was a sweet person and I feel honoured to have know him. Rest in God's loving arms Davie.

Amanda Freeman

December 12, 2012

I am sorry to hear of David's passing. What a sweet and gentle soul. I will never forget his dancing and laugh. He will be missed very much.

Sarah Tooley

December 12, 2012

I was very happy to get to know David. Great man. He will be missed. We used to do the hulk together and laugh.

Kelley Rheaume

December 11, 2012

We love you David. You were such a sweet man. You enriched so many lives with your beautiful smile and your sweet, kind and gentle personality.
Thank you so much for making my life better, I miss you buddy. Rest in Peace.

Barbara Gammon

December 11, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about David's passing. I enjoyed David living with my family and myself. He gave his love and laughter to all. My prays are with him and his family. Rest in peace Dave. You will alway be in my heart.
Barb Gammon, Madrid,NY

December 10, 2012

Our condolences to the family. David was an Angel in disguise. He was so wonderful, kind and loving to everyone. David surely will be missed by all that knew him. Gary & Deborah Hendershot (Potsdam,NY)

Colleen Berry

December 10, 2012

"David was the kindess and most gentlest soul who always made everyone around him smile. His laugh was contagious and his warm heart felt love will never be forgotten. He was one of gods angels and he will look down on us forever. You will be sadly missed."

Terry & Cora Lee Robinson

December 9, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to David's loving and caring family. May they be comforted knowing he's now with his heavenly father.

Diane Ferguson

December 9, 2012

David was a sweet soul and always brought a smile to all who knew him..he will be very much missed!

Rosemary Davis Knowlton

December 9, 2012

I am sorry to read of David's passing. I can remember him coming to St. Raphael's with Edna. May you find comfort in knowing David is at peace and in God's eternal care. My thoughts and prayers are with David and all of his family at this difficult time. Love and prayers, Rosemary