David E. Svedine Sr., 70, of Raynham since 1968, died peacefully at home on Dec. 31, 2012. A son of the late Carl and Barbara Svedine, he was raised in Avon. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a welder at Fore River Shipyard in Quincy then worked for General Motors Corporation in Westwood until retirement. He enjoyed watching all sports, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren; he was a member of Lutheran Church of the Way in Raynham and American Legion. David was the beloved husband of Sandra (Poillucci) Svedine for almost 50 years; loving father of Sherri Coakley of Taunton, David E. Svedine Jr. (and Paula) of Raynham and Wendi Walsh (and David) of East Taunton; devoted grandfather of Bryan, Colleen, Crystal, Lucas, Dana, Jessica and Erica and great-grandfather of Jacob, Lillyana, Cayson and Aubree; brother of Viola Szydlowski of Avon, Lawrence Svedine of Brockton, Norma Hooke of Rockland, Donna McDonald of NH, brother-in-law of E. James Poillucci (and Anne) of Stoughton and the late Roberta Daversa, Barbarba Tibnam and Carl Svedine; and an uncle of many. All are welcome to calling hours Friday 4 - 8 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel at Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St. Brockton, his funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel and burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. PO Box 229, Buzzards Bay MA 02532 or Beacon Hospice, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Boston, MA 02129. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.
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Published in The Enterprise on Jan. 2, 2013