David J. Lemieux

A Mansfield resident all his life, David John Lemieux, age 64, passed away peacefully at his home. Born in Mansfield on February 8, 1957, he was the son of the late Henry A. and Geraldine Lemieux. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and began his work life at Betty & Bill’s Toy Shop. He attended Stonehill College, where he earned a degree in English Literature. Later he trained in advanced supply chain and logistics and worked for many years for Toyota Parts Distribution in Mansfield and had subsequent postings in Cincinnati and Newark. Later he returned to Mansfield and attended Harvard, where he studied classical literature and creative writing.

While quiet and unassuming in appearance, he was a secret daredevil. There was a wealth to his courage, intellect, and perspective but it was so often kept under wraps. He enjoyed the many hiking and bike trails in southern New England and in other parts of the country, including Yosemite National Park, where he climbed El Capitan to watch the sunset. In winter, he cross country skied all over New England.

Short stories, poetry, and essays demonstrated his agility with the written word.

He was the kindly and cheerful uncle at holidays and birthdays, and was best friend to everyone in the family. Perhaps his most appreciated title was that of “Master of Fried Fish,” for his secret and tasty recipe.

He will be missed by his two sisters; Margo Lemieux and Suzanne Lemieux Wilson; a brother Paul Lemieux and his wife Debbra Price; and several nieces and nephews and their families.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held at a future date.


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  1. Helen Alcala on May 28, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Margo. I never met your brother but he sounds like he was quite an interesting guy.

  2. Judy on May 28, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I am so sorry you lost your brother, Margo. You have many happy memories, though. Perhaps you can tell me more about him when next we get together. XXOO

  3. Lisa Granata on May 28, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Margo,
    I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Peace and Love,
    Lisa Granata

  4. Howard Coffey on May 30, 2021 at 3:55 am

    I am sorry for the pain the passing of your brother is causing you but hope that your memories of him will bring a smile and the peace of loving affection.

  5. Jacqueline Curtis on June 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Margo, you have been in my thoughts all week. I have a funny memory of your brother. I will always remember the day he and the boys demolished Larry Carpenters garage.
    May your memories be just as sweet.

  6. Linda Stuart Young on June 4, 2021 at 2:04 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I went through school with him as always admired him from afar. Too young to be gone. You’re in my thoughts Margo.

  7. DONNA Monteiro on June 4, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Suzanne I am sorry about the loss of your brother. Way too young

  8. Brian Wade on June 4, 2021 at 8:02 am

    Sorry for your loss
    ~Rest in peace~ DAVID

  9. Pat on June 4, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    It was always a pleasure talking with Dave in the Stop & Shop parking lot. Many good memories of his wit and friendship.
    Peace be with you

  10. David Flynn on June 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He left his thumbprint in the Class of 75′, one of the reasons ours was so special. Thoughts and prayers sent.

  11. Deborah Udall Graham on June 4, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have fond memories of Dave, from high school and many get togethers later at Laura & Larry’s with Wes, George, Matt and others.

    El Capitan. YIKES!

    I sense that he would approve of his obituary. It is so beautifully written. Margo, I haven’t met you but my kids enjoyed your books when they were young. Paul, thank you for sharing.

  12. Denise calderwood on June 5, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. David and I met again 20 years after high school at our class reunion. He was a very caring person and I wish I had seen him again before he passed. David rest in peace.denise

  13. John Mitchell on June 5, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. Didn’t know him but my heart goes out to all of the life long residents from Mansfield. Theres only a few of us left and we are all one big family. My Condolences to your family…

  14. Karen Marves on June 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of Dave. I feel lucky to have been a part each other’s life for so long. I have so many memories that I will hold dear always. He was indeed a special soul ❤️

  15. Luanne Lemieux on July 1, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Margo, Paul and Suzanne. I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing.
    I remember the stories that he told about his hiking expeditions – Walking the Appalachian trail, hiking up Mt Kitahdin and scaling El Capitan. He had a real love for the outdoors.
    I hope you are all well and wish you my deepest heartfelt condolences.

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