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David P. Spirio
  • DAV, Chapter 82
    PO Box 229
    MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

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“Please accept my sincere condolences. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Always had an infectious smile, and sincerity in his voice, he let you know how he felt and it ended there. The Best Chief I worked for. My sincere...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Eben Goode - Boston VA, MA

“Bob So sorry for the loss of your brother. He was a HERO! ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Fox Rivera - Waltham, MA


4 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Fox Rivera - Waltham, MA

“hard to imagine the guy so full of life....my deepest sympathies to Diane, Sandie and Riley. Dave was a great guy, always had me laughing. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: V Peck - Marlborough, MA

“We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing - thoughts and prayers are with you Diane and your family. We have very fond memories of spending time...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Mary oskirko - lancaster, MA

“I was truly sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was the Ass't Chief of Police back in the dat at the VA Medical Center, Boston, Mass ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Robert LeBlanc - Palm Springs, CA

“Diane, I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, my deepest sympathies go out to you and Sandy. I always remember Dave with a big smile on hid face.....Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Shelli Keisling - Cocoa, FL

“So sorry for the loss of this lovely man. Always remember him with a smile on his face. ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Deb Carroll - Marlboro, MA

“Diane: I was so sad to read of the Dave's Passing. It flooded my thoughts back to the 50's and early 60's when we where kids always doing things that...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Wayn - Virginia Beach, VA

“Diane: I was so sad to read of the Dave's Passing. It flooded my thoughts back to the 50's and early 60's when we where kids always doing things that...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Diane: I was so sad to read of the Dave's Passing. It flooded my thoughts back to the 50's and early 60's when we where kids always doing things that...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Wayn Duprey - Virginia Beach, VA

“RIP Dave!! ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Dennis and Susan MARTINO - FL

“so sorry for your loss ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Diane, so sorry to hear about David. What an imprint such an accomplished man left on this world . Thoughts and prayers are with you.Lynne DiMatteo ...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“You have my heartfelt condolences, Diane. My love goes out to you and your family. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Connie Philips (Whalen) - MAYNARD, MA

“When we met 50+ years ago . Your warm smile and love for Diane was something that forever I'll never forget. It's been great reconnecting on...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Sharon Bannon - Mastic, NY

“I will miss you my brother. Nam vets just fade away. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Nash - Beverly Hills, FL

“David was a devoted Husband to my cousin Diane and he cherished her. He was super to his daughter Sandy and his grand daughter Riely. Dave was always...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: WALTER FINAN - MARLBORO, MA

“Prayers to Diane, Sandy and Rylie. May he rest in eternal peace. ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Doug and Diane Gotthardt - Hudson, MA

“Diane and Sandy,We're so very sorry on Dave's passing. Our hearts go out to you both. What a wonderful man David was! I have all faith we will all...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Thorpe - McDonald, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“So sorry for your loss. Ann ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Addeo - Marlboro, MA

“So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.It was always good talking with him at the store.Church St market) The whole family sends there regards.R...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Russ Baker - Hudson, MA - Friend

“I'm very sad to learn of Dave's passing, and send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. I got to know Dave briefly when...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Callahan Callahan - MA

“I am so sorry for the passing of David.He was truly a wonderful reminder of humor and dedication to you, Diane and his family. I will remember his...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Sara Hamill - Southboro, MA

“My condolences to Diane and family-RIP David ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Turner - citrus heights, CA

“So sorry that this happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at their time of sorrow. He loved life to its fullest and nothing held him...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Cheryl Clemmer - Berlin, MA

“Dear Diane and the entire Spirio Family,We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many fond summer memories of Dave. Lots of laughs and teasing...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Paul & Betsy Littlefield - Wells, ME

“You have left us way before your time my friend. We never did get that coffee we often spoke of and I will regret that until we meet again and you...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: John -Jay Suter - BROCKTON, MA


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David P. Spirio, 70, of Marlborough, MA, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home, after fighting a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Diane (Finan) Spirio. July 19th of this year would have marked their 50th wedding anniversary.
He is also survived by his daughter Sandra McSweeney and grand-daughter Rylie of Marlborough, his sister Linda Boothby of Marlborough and Robert "Bobby" Spirio of Marlborough; his brother Roger Clement and his wife Valerie of Marshfield; his brother Robert Clement and his wife Annette of Hudson; his sister Patricia Izbicki and her husband Chris of Hudson, his sister Pamela Flanders and her husband Steven of Lakeland, FL. He was also the brother of the late Gerard Spirio, who died in 2006 and John Spirio who died in 2011.
Born in Marlborough he was the son of the late Angelo Spirio and Rita (Boule) Clement.
He graduated from Marlborough High School in 1967, and in December enlisted in the US Army. He was then sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey for basic training and then to Fort Lee, Virginia for further training. Based on his initial testing he was placed into a special program that allowed him to reach the rank of E-5 after only 5 months in the service, but he knew he would be going to Vietnam. In July of 1968 he was deployed to Vietnam and assigned to MACV (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam) where he was an advisor to the 1st ARVN Division (Army of Republic of Vietnam). He served in HUE, Quang Tri, Phu Bai and surrounding areas, earning the Bronze Star Medal.
Upon returning from Vietnam in July 1969 he was sent to Fort Stewart, Georgia. He left military service in December of 1970.
In 1974 he joined the Marlborough Police Department. In 1983, he left to join the Department of Veteran's Affairs Police, Boston. He reached the rank of Chief in 1998. In 2002, he was appointed to be the Information Security Officer for the VA Boston Healthcare System. He retired from government service in January 2007.
He developed ischemic heart disease in 2012 and had by-pass surgery as well as several stents. It was determined that he was a victim of Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. As a result, he was declared as a 100% disabled veteran. In 2016 he was diagnosed with cancer and it was again determined to be the result of his exposure to Agent Orange.
He was a life member of Chapter 82, DAV, Marlborough and the ITAM Post 45. He was a past member of AMVETS Post 80 and the VFW, Post 638.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 2, at 10:00 am at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DAV Chapter 82 PO Box 229, Marlborough, MA 01752