David Joseph Simpson
March 19, 1950 – October 22, 2020
David Joseph Simpson, 70, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2020 at his home in Oakland, Maine.
David was born, in Waterville, Maine, on March 19, 1950 to Julienne Simpson (Fortin) and Wilfred Simpson. He graduated from Waterville High School. Married Cathy Couture and had three beautiful daughters, Kristie, Marsha and Tricia. He worked and retired from the Maine Central Railroad, Waterville, ME. In 1986, while on strike, he opened Simpson's Auto Body in Oakland, ME with his brother James Simpson. David was a hardworking, self-made man that never stopped; he was always lending a helping hand.
David enjoyed going to car races, playing corn hole, bowling, hunting, fishing, fiddlehead picking and being in God's Country on Whetstone Pond. He shared his favorite place with so many friends and family over the years. He was a member of the Waterville Elks Lodge #905 and the Calumet Club, Augusta, ME.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Johnny and Peter, as well as several close friends.
David is survived by his significant other of 15 years Theresa Whitcomb; her daughters Jennifer Ruzzo, husband John and grandchildren Cordelia and Johnny of RI. Sarah and Brian King of Sidney ME, and grandchildren Katie and Christopher. His greatest accomplishment was his beloved daughters Kristie Warren and significant other Scott Saucier of Sidney, ME, grandson Davis Warren of Oakland, ME; Marsha Simpson of Yarmouth, ME; Tricia Simpson of Oakland, ME; grandson Zachary Simpson of Enfield, CT and granddaughter Marisa Stuart of Oakland, ME. His siblings Julie Marr; Patsy and Pete Pelletier; Nancy and Willie McDowell; Linda and Kirby Rowe; James Simpson; Jane and Timothy LaPlante; several nieces and nephews. Special friends Guy Gleason and Roger Carter. His dog Hershey.
A service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Church, Waterville, ME. Graveside to follow at St. Francis cemetery on Grove Street, Waterville, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Waterville Elks Lodge #905 at 76 Industrial St, Waterville, ME 04901. Arrangements are under the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com
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David Joseph Simpson
October 27, 2020
I was saddened to read the loss of David Simpson. I was working on the railroad when David started his career on the railroad. I remember working with David dumping stone from rock cars and later surfacing track the old fashion way of having one tamper and a crew of men and a foreman. With stone up to the top of the rail it was a chore digging out jack holes to place the tong of the tall jacks under the rail and lift the rail up to grade and cross level the opposite rail. When laid off in the Fall from the track department, David sought to find year round employment within the Maine Central. He was lucky enough to start working in the back shop and retired as an electrician. David was a good God fearing man, devoted to his family. I shall never forget him.
October 25, 2020
Theresa and family,
So very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was such a caring and giving soul. My thought and prayers are with you at this time.