Norwich - David P. Special, 46, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
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He was born in Norwich, on Jan. 21, 1966, to Peter and Dolores (Kernan) Special. He graduated from St. Patrick Cathedral School in 1980 and Norwich Technical High School in 1984. He worked for the City of Norwich for 26 years, most recently as a maintenance man for the Public Works Department. On Oct. 28, 1995 he married Cathleen (Hussey). They had two children, Daniel Jude Special and Erin Elizabeth Special. Danny and Erin were Dave's proudest achievement. Anyone who knew Dave knew how much he adored and enjoyed his children.
Dave is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Special; his sisters, Kathleen Gass, Cynthia Challinor, Pamela Adkins, Corinne Asselin, and their spouses; brother-in-law, Carl Manning; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and countless friends, including his closest friends Bob and Sue Smith.
He was predeceased by his mother, Dolores (Kernan) Grandchamp; his stepfather, Raymond Grandchamp; and his sister, Judith Manning.
Dave was a great guy and a good friend. He happily shared and defended his passion for the Jets, the Red Sox and Kyle Petty. He was a gifted American picker and devoted Grateful Dead fan. Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, meeting directly at the church. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Victory Junction Gang, 45 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or victoryjunction.org.
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Published in The Day on Sept. 8, 2012