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DAVID, JoJo Of Natick, MA, Campus Minister at Boston College and Music Director at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton Center, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and a few dear friends at noon on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He died as he lived, courageously and with great faith. He had previously fought a valiant battle with Cancer which in recent years caused heart failure. JoJo is survived by his beloved wife, Anne Marie (Cotter) David and their daughter Madeline David, both of Natick, his mother, Zenaida T. David, MD, and his brothers Robert (Beverly) David and Lonnie (Christine) David. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Beverly Cotter, and by his wife's siblings: Jeanne, John, Fatomeh, Patrick, Sara, Jaena, Richard, Sheema and Delip. He also leaves 19 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his steadfast and loyal friend, Keith Gordon. JoJo was preceded in death by his father Wilfrido L. David, MD, his sister Maria T. Millirans, his father-in-law, Atty. Richard A. Cotter, and his brothers-in-law, Richard E. Cotter. JoJo touched so many people's lives through his music and his presence. A Vigil Service in JoJo's memory will be held at St. Ignatius at Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, Thursday, October 27th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 28th, at 10:30 AM, at Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers or other offerings, an education fund has been set up for Madeline David in honor of JoJo. Checks can be made out to: Ameriprise Financial for the Benefit of Madeline David 529 Plan, and sent to: Madeline David Fund / Christopher Petrik, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 100 Grandview Road, Suite 210 Braintree, MA 02184-2692. The David family offer special gratitude to Anju Nohria, MD, and the whole team of caregivers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. The family is also grateful for the unceasing prayers from their friends and faith communities. As JoJo wrote in his blog: "The power of your prayers are palpable, and let me once again say thank you for everything you do to help support Anne Marie and Madeline throughout this all. Our lives are an affirmation of the deepest good and undeniable love. Grace among us." For directions or to share a memory of JoJo, please visit www.eatonandmackay.com Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home Newton Corner 617-244-2034

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 26, 2016
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