David Arthur Atwell
1946-2014 NORTH ADAMS Mr. David Arthur Atwell, 67, of 611 State Rd. died Tuesday, February 4, 2013 at North Adams Regional Hospital. He was born in North Adams on August 1, 1946, son of Melvin Atwell and Janet (Burr) DeGrenier. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Norman "Cobby" DeGrenier. He attended Clarksburg schools and McCann Technical High School. David was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. David last operated a landscaping business in North Adams for several years. Before that, he worked for Statewide Funding as a mortgage originator. In his younger years, he was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. David was a longtime supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous and leaves many close friends with that organization. He enjoyed fly fishing and was a proud Marine Corps Veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia S. Cote of Adams; and one son, David C. Atwell and his wife, Deanna of North Adams. He also leaves four grandchildren, Kelsie Cote, David Atwell, Hadleigh Atwell, and Payton Atwell; one sister, Patricia Courtemanche of North Adams; one brother, Michael DeGrenier of Salisbury, Mass.; his former wife, Susan Lazarczyk of Adams; and nieces and nephews. A brother, Roger Atwell is deceased. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for David Atwell will be Friday February 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Burial will be in the spring in Clarksburg Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the
in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 5, 2014