(Valery) David Mcguffie

(Valery) David Mcguffie , accomplished and skillful pipefitter, proud father, and longtime resident of Malden (formally Medford) passed peacefully at the age of 38.

David is survived by his parents Marcel Doliscar and Hulda Mcguffie, Jessica Mcguffie, Dina Bartalini, and his prized children Markus Mcguffie 22, Nikoliss Mcguffie 17, Davian Mcguffie 14, Jayden Mcguffie 11, and his princess Jesselle Mcguffie 6. He leaves behind his sisters Hulerie Mcguffie and her fiancé Marqis Laynes, Darnesha Mcguffie and her partner Lisa Campbell nephews Khyree Campbell and Carter Laynes. He is predeceased by his beloved grandparents Urcile Mcguffie, Grandfather Phillipe Vernet Mcguffie , Aunts Vernsta Mcguffie and Paule Mcguffie-Regis.

David graduated from Medford High School, studied at the Peterson School of Engineering. Went on to lead a successful career with Lake Industries for over two decades. David enjoyed working skillfully in his profession, playing basketball with his sons, and cheering his daughter on at cheer and dance. He valued his family and loved them wholeheartedly.

A Funeral Service will be held privately.


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  1. Christina DeFilippo on July 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    David, you were and always be our other son. Our hearts are forever sad.
    You were a great son, incredible big brother and unmatchable father.
    You are loved by each and every one whose life you were apart of..
    Love Us
    The Merrill’s

  2. Dina on July 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    I will ALWAYS love you. You gave me my purpose in life, our sons. Markus & Nikoliss are the greatest gift you could have ever given me. In this world me and you goes without saying. Life will never be the same without you. I’m going to cherish every one of the million memories I have of you. Please walk beside the Fab 5 forever. Guide them and protect them. Don’t worry me and Jess will always hold them down. Like always we got you. I miss you so much already. Rest peacefully xoxoxo

  3. Pamela Bartalini on July 26, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I will always love you like my brother thank you for giving me two of the best things to happen to me. You will be my friend forever. Thanks for all the rides to school and being so protective of me. Love you forever…Pami

  4. Pam Judge on July 26, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    David, Thank you for my Two Wonderful Heart Smiles, Markus and Nikoliss. May you rest in eternal peace.

  5. Jessica Mcguffie on July 27, 2020 at 8:19 am

    What do you say when you can’t find the words? When you don’t want to live in the reality? I am so grateful for all that we had. The family that we raised, the laughs that we shared, the tears that we cried. I am forever thankful for sharing our children but you opening my eyes and heart to two other beautiful beings was a whole different kind of love. Thank you.

    They complete each other like you once completed me. Time slipped away. You were invincible. You carried the weight of the world I could not bare. You always had a way to make things work. There was nothing you could not fix, nothing you could not handle. I love you so much for that. Our children feel empty without you, I feel broken. You were the love of my life. It may have changed but it didn’t. You at your best, that smile, that laugh, your koala naps, and simple way of making things fit seamlessly. I love you. I miss you. We need you. You were tired. Your body was exhausted, you carried the weight of the world because you wanted better for all of us. I am so grateful. My babies. Your babies. It’s a legacy that is more powerful than us. Assets to the world. Good people. Because of you, the best parts of you.
    So many influential moments in my life were built around our need to do better, to love them, to shelter them. I look at them and see you. A true reflection of the man, the myth, the legend… Dave Mcguff and the fantastic 5! Thank you for loving me. For holding me. For helping me become the person I am today. My heart hurts. It’s shattered. I am broken. But your children are my reason. Thank you for being my person. You were tired, your body was tired. You tapped me in. Tag team- I will carry the weight of the world, I will hold them and think of you, I will wipe their tears, and cheer them on. I will never understand why heaven needed you more, or maybe you needed it more. Your resting with grandma. Close your eyes, take a break, put those hands to rest. Watch over us, continue to love and protect us. I got you, forever. I love you. I miss you. I still need you. More now than ever before. Give me strength.
    I love you to the moon and back, infinity and beyond, forever and ever AMEN
    Roses on your pillow

  6. kathy.Herrera on July 27, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jessica

  7. Natasha de almeida on July 28, 2020 at 5:22 am

    You will missed so much by so many David ❤️My heart hurts for your family may you be at peace❤️

  8. Terry Leigh on July 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Dave you will be truly missed . You where a great co-worker and a great guy . Your family are in my prayers. Rest In Peace my friend

  9. Ryan Prudhomme on July 28, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Dave, work was always fun when you were on the job, even in the hard times we found a way to laugh. Knowing you for just over a decade was not enough, and you will be forever in my thoughts. Rest In Peace bud.

  10. Jake Doherty on July 31, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Dave, you were easily one of my best friends throughout the years that I’ve worked with you, the way you always found a way to make things funny, and the way you seemed to make every job that we did easy by how hard of a worker you were. I have the utmost respect for you and I will miss you dearly . You’ll always have a special place in everyone’s hearts and always be remembered as “cowboy” in my books, until we meet again my friend.

  11. Lisa Marie Avenell on July 31, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Rest in Peace; David.
    We love you and will miss you.

    Rich, Loretta, Ricky & Lisa Avenell

  12. Lisa Marie Avenell on July 31, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Rest in Peace.
    We will miss you Dave and love you.

    Love, Richie, Loretta, Ricky and Lisa.

  13. Lisa Marie Avenell on July 31, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    R.i.p The the Avenell’s.

  14. John & Loretta Burnham on July 31, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Peace & love to you all. May God watch over you and give you strength at this moment and for ever.

  15. Angelique DeFeo on August 4, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    David- it was always such a joy to see you. Your smile lit up the office. Your hard work and dedication to your job will be remembered. Rest now, in peace. Angelique

  16. Chris DeFilippo on February 18, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Remembering you today on your spcial day. David, I think of you every single day and I talk to you too, hope you hear e and feel my love. Birthdays in heaven are marks on our hearts as to how much happiness you brought to others. Happy Birthday Dave. Love you always, “your other Mum”.

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