August 8, 1921 – January 12, 2021
David Mottoli “Dave” of Gulfport, passed away 1/12/2021. Born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. where he lived until 1951 when he moved with his bride to Hicksville, LI, NY where he lived with his beautiful wife Lucy for 62 years, until her passing in 2013. He raised his 2 daughters, Pat Mottoli-Monnia and Nancy Mottoli-Wedlock and actively participated in his Children’s, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren’s lives. He retired from Grumman Aerospace in 1986, working on NASA and military aircraft.
Dave at 99 was very independent living in his condo in Town Shores. For the past 5 years, he found a life he absolutely loved with so many new friends he treasured. He loved music all his life and here he found The Gazebo/Pavilion at the Gulfport beach, where you could find him almost daily tapping his fingers and toes to the music, and yes find him dancing a few times.
He was a very proud WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Corp 25th Fighting Squadron. He loved this country and was so proud to serve it. Gulfport welcomed him and was asked to be in it’s many parades which he loved doing. He became well known in Gulfport as he drove around in his scooter adorned with American flags, many people would stop him and thank him for his service or just to chat.
There will be a “Celebration of life” in August on his 100th birthday. He will surely be missed but always remembered with a smile.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 24, 2021
I have so many great memories I can’t even begin from my earliest memories to my most recent. I’ve loved you since I met you and till the day you left this earth. I am forever grateful for all you have done and given. I could only hope to be a quarter of the person you were. I’ll love you forever. Until we meet again.....All my love....
Your loving and so appreciative daughter,
January 16, 2021
Goodbye Dave. Thank you for being an example of a life well lived. Your presence in the world gave me great comfort. You have left the world a better place through your patriotism, your love and kindness and your love of life. Your goodness was passed on to your beautiful family. We love you , we will miss you and we honor you. So much love and gratitude for you.