SALEM – David L. Poirier, 52 of Salem, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Al Udeid AB, Qatar, while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., grew up and was educated in Blackstone, Mass., where he graduated from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Dave served in the Air Force for 22 years and was a MSGT for the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard.
Dave was Post Master for the Town of Atkinson. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson, fishing, camping, modified racing, performing magic tricks and family card games. Most of all, Dave's family came first and he loved spending time with them. Dave was very proud of his country and was very proud to serve.
He is survived by his wife, Kim (Nelson) Poirier, of Salem, children, Andrew Poirier of Concord, Nicole Poirier of Newmarket, and Bradley Poirier of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; step-children, Kevin Forzese of Exeter and Dillon Forzese of Boston; brothers, Robert and his wife, Lou-Ann Poirier, of Loudon, Charles and his wife, Jeanne Poirier, of No. Smithfield, R.I., John and his wife, Michelle Poirier, of Harrisville, R.I. and Kenneth and his wife, Anne Poirier, of No. Smithfield, R.I.; and many nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Eliana, Kai and Olivia Forzese.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.
Funeral services will be private for the family.
Friends are invited to graveside services with military honors Monday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly requests donations to be made to Veterans Count in Dave's name at vetscount.org
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at douglasandjohnson.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 8, 2014
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