David Poirier

Salem, New Hampshire


Salem, New Hampshire


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POIRIER, DAVID L. age 52 of Salem, NH, died Friday, Feb. 28th in Al Udeid AB, Qatar, while serving in the US Air Force. He was born in Woonsocket, RI, grew up and was educated in Blackstone, MA, 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, NH. 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, NH Children: Andrew Poirier of Concord, NH, Nicole Poirier of Newmarket, NH, and Bradley Poirier of Steamboat Springs, CO. Step Children: Kevin Forzese of Exeter, NH and Dillon Forzese of Boston, MA. Brothers: Robert and his wife Lou-Ann Poirier of Loudon, NH, Charles and his wife Jeanne Poirier of No. Smithfield, RI, John and his wife Michelle Poirier of Harrisville, RI, and Kenneth and his wife Anne Poirier of No. Smithfield, RI and many nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: Eliana, Kai, and Olivia Forzese. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 9th from 3-7 PM at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH. Funeral services will be private for the family. Friends are invited to graveside services with military honors on Monday at 12:30 PM at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. 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 www.douglasandjohnson.com

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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

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.

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...

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.

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.

My sympathies to Charlie and Jeanne and his family my thoughts and prayers are with you.