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G. David Hood

June 16, 1948December 6, 2020

G. David “Dave” Hood, 72 of Westbrook, CT passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at his home. Dave was born in Bristol, CT. He is predeceased by his father Julius C. Hood, his mother Sophie T. Hood and his brother Robert “Bobby” Hood. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda A. Hood, his sister Sandra McFadden of Henderson, NV, daughter Brandi Hood and her partner Lindsey Eberle of Middletown, CT, son Matthew Hood of Westbrook, CT, daughter-in-law Jordana Hood and granddaughters Sandra Hood and Sophia Hood of Goshen, CT, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws & his special chihuahua Dolly.

Dave & Linda were high school sweethearts at Bristol Eastern High School where they graduated in 1966, and then married in Bristol, CT in November 1968. They traveled the country for four years prior to starting their family in Terryville, CT where they settled down for 42 years. Dave was a family man through and through, building go-carts, riding snowmobiles, homegrown ice skating rink and more little league games you can count with two children. Dave and Linda celebrated 52 years of marriage this past November.

Dave began his career as an apprentice in the tool and die department at Wasley Products in Plainville, CT before he even graduated high school. He attended night school after high school while working full time and studied to become a manufacturing engineer. He worked at Wasley for 17 years, briefly went to Plainville Special Tool, then Seitz Corporation in Torrington, CT where he stayed 11 years until he started his own business HMH, Inc. in 1985 with his father & close cousin-in-law. Dave kept a small shop in Terryville where he primarily manufactured orthopedic surgical devices that he holds a few design patents for, tools and small machines. The shop was also a hot spot for game dinners, Busch Lights and stop-ins by his many friends and family.

Dave and Linda moved to Westbrook in March of 2012 and loved boating in their boat(s) No Regrets. They took many trips to Mystic, Montauk and Block Island and overall enjoyed being on Long Island Sound. They traveled to St. Maarten every year for over 30 years with several close friends which he cherished. He was an Elk in Torrington and recently transferred his membership to Westbrook Elks where they frequented for dinner weekly along with several other local establishments with their best friends Patti & Charlie. Dave loved to dance, sing (even though he couldn’t carry a tune) and was always the life of the party. He was friends with everyone he met and was loved by all. Dave was best friends to his kids, the best hugger and listener and completely adored his wife Linda, just ask him he’d tell you all about her! He will truly be missed.

The calling hours will be Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 1pm - 4pm at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT.

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Bart & MJ Piorkowski

December 17, 2020

Dear Linda and Family,
We have fond memories of Dave and your family.
Great times were had after work either at Torrington Elks’s Lodge #372, down in Westbrook or in St. Maartin.
He was a Great Man.
God Bless you and your family,
Bart & MJ

John Black Jr

December 12, 2020

Linda - will neve forget the time we spent together in Saint Marten.
John & Kelly Black (Seitz)

Jeffrey Van Housen

December 12, 2020

So sad to hear of Dave's passing. Dave was the nicest and kindest friend you could know. He had a way to make you feel good about yourself and I valued his friendship deeply. I will always have good memories and remember his warm chuckle when thinking of him.

Deb & Don Barker

December 11, 2020

Linda, Brandi, & Matt
We will always remember the great times in Westbrook & SXM all those years we spent together. Dave will be very much missed but, will always be remembered.
With heartfelt sympathy - Deb & Don

Barbara Pearson

December 10, 2020

Dear Linda, Brandi, Matt and family.
I was so saddened to learn of Dave's passing. He was one of the best people I ever met. I will never forget all the things he taught me when we worked together at Seitz.
My deepest condolences to you all in this most difficult time. Praying for God's grace and strength to be with you.
Sincerely, Barb.

David & Char Denis

December 10, 2020

So many good times at Westbrook at the cottages, wave running, boating and partying. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with you. Dave was the best. We'll miss him.

JEANETTE RICHARD

December 10, 2020

Dear Linda and family, I am heart broken to learn of David's passing. We had many good times while working at Seitz Corp, he was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Treasure the memories.

Hal Slater

December 10, 2020

So Sorry to hear of Dave’s Passing Linda, Missy and I have fond memories of the enjoyment you both shared during your boating times at Pilots Point! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Hal & Missy Slater

Elizabeth Lachnicki

December 9, 2020

Loved all our chats and beers together you were there when I needed a shoulder to cry on when Richie became ill. you will always have a special place in my heart!! I will miss you but you will always be in our lives!!

Cel LeMere-Mockler

December 8, 2020

Linda & family, I was so sorry and shocked to hear of Hoodsie’s passing. Many happy memories from so many years ago. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.....my heart hurts for you 💔

FROM THE FAMILY