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David P. Gaw

Obituary for David P. Gaw

April 3, 1943 - December 25, 2019
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 76


David P. Gaw a lifelong resident of Wakefield died suddenly on Wednesday December 25, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Stoneham April 3, 1943 he was the son of the late Stanley and Jennie (Haladay) Gaw.

Dave was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1961. He was retired from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Prior to working for the Registry, he was the owner of Dave's Getty and Donut Maker on Water St. Dave's joys were riding his Harley across the country and helping others. On snowy days, Dave would spend hours in his Bobcat plowing out the neighborhood.

Dave was the beloved husband of Linda Cook. He was the loving father of Matthew Cook of Wakefield, David P. "Butchy" Gaw Jr. and wife Kelly of
Wakefield and Louellen Bailey of NC. Brother of the late Phyllis Gaw. Grandfather of Cory Bailey and his wife Liz. He is also survived by his 3 nephews, Chuck, Michael and Kevin Wing and many dear friends.

His funeral will be from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 o'clock. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-5.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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