David Arthur Kingman
1942 - 2021
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David Arthur Kingman, 78, of Attleboro, MA, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 11, 2021 with his cherished family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Ellen (Sears) Kingman, whom he married on October 16, 1964.
Born on December 19, 1942 in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Donald Arthur Kingman and the late Alice (Ingerson) Kingman.
A lifelong resident of Attleboro, he was a graduate of Attleboro High School, Class of 1960, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Fitchburg State College in 1965.
David enjoyed the privilege of working for many years as an Industrial Arts teacher at Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham, MA, and at Brennan Middle School in Attleboro. A tireless and hardworking man, he proudly owned several construction businesses, including Attleboro Roofing & Construction and Heritage Family, LLC. He was an adept real estate investor, owning and renting several apartment buildings and former factory buildings in the area, as well.
David was a longtime active member of the First Congregational Church of North Attleboro ("Oldtown") where he served as a Moderator and Trustee, the Bristol Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Rhode Island Shriners, and several other civic organizations. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his homes in Attleboro, Little Compton, RI, and in Waterford, Maine; woodworking; fishing; and gardening; and more than anything, simply spending time with his family. He took great pride in his ancestral lineage as a member of the Twelfth generation of Kingmans which first began their American citizenship in 1635 as part of the Hull Party from England.
In addition to his wife, Ellen, he leaves his loving children: Eric Kingman and his wife, Ann (Kunitz) Kingman, of Attleboro, MA; and Rev. Kelly (Kingman) Thibeault, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of North Attleboro, and her husband, Dan Thibeault, of Middletown, RI. He was the proud and adoring grandfather of Abbey Goldman, Jane Thibeault, Leo Thibeault, Nora Kingman, and Ellen Kingman. David was the brother of Robert Kingman and his wife, Lauren Kingman, of Murrells Inlet, SC, and leaves his nieces, Lori Rapoza and Diane O'Brien, and his nephew, Shawn Kingman, all of MA.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held for David at a later date.
David will be laid to rest in Elm Vale Cemetery in Waterford, Maine, where he will be buried as the Sixth generation of his family.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's memory to the First Congregational Church of North Attleboro ("Oldtown"), 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro, MA 02760.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Jan. 14, 2021.
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