David L. Poirier
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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.

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Published in Concord Monitor on Mar. 8, 2014.
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March 30, 2017
God bless you all
March 27, 2014
Thank you for your service, thank you to your family.
Michael & Kathryn Reid
March 17, 2014
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs2@gmail.com is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman411@gmail.com with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
March 17, 2014
My sincerest sympathy to the Poirier family. I have not seen Dave in years, as I knew the family when I was very young, and I remember Dave as a sweet kid who had the biggest smile when I would ride my horses over to that side of town. He undoubtably grew into a fine young man whom I respect and admire for serving our country. May the grace of God sustain you all...
Love and prayers,
Gail (Petrowicz) Hogue
Gail Hogue
March 16, 2014
To the Poirier Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one David, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
May he rest in peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
S. Kronenwetter
March 14, 2014
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. David will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say. Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.
I salute you, allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel,A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq -


Suzanne MacDaniel, New York
S MacDaniel
March 9, 2014
To the family, friends, and military unit of Master Sgt. Poirier, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of David and my sincere gratitude for his service to our country. May he rest in Peace and may you have healing for your loss.
M. Carpenter
March 8, 2014
We didn't know each other but I thank David for serving our country and for making the supreme sacrifice. My prayers are with you all.
March 7, 2014
My sympathies to Charlie and Jeanne and his family my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Davida Marrapese
March 7, 2014
Our condolences to Charlie Poirier and his family. God Bless - The Shermans
March 7, 2014
bob,charlie,john and kenny so sorry for your loss guys he will be missed love you all and god bless
mike tessier
March 7, 2014
Charlie, Jeanne, Nathan, Carla and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace.
Joseph Mullen
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