David DiMeglio
Gregariously Gifted
David DiMeglio was a child of his digital generation. He loved computers, and was this close to turning that love into a career. "He was just coming into himself," said his father, John.

After working as an apprentice electrician, Mr. DiMeglio, 22, recently finished computer school and was starting a business in computer services — helping people upgrade hard drives and the like (the stuff the young somehow seem best at).

He was so good at it that his father was convinced that "the business would have taken off."

If it had, it would have owed a lot to this young man's outgoing personality.

"He loved to help people," his father said. Mr. DiMeglio's friends were numerous, but he did not reserve his charms for his peers.

His 2-year-old nephew got so excited when he saw Uncle David that he could not stand still.

And Mr. DiMeglio was no one-note computer nerd. He wrote and sang rap songs and loved to draw.

He loved motorcycles, even dismantling one in the garage. And he was an avid wrestling fan.

On Sept. 11, Mr. DiMeglio, who lived with his father near Boston, headed west on American Airlines Flight 11 to help his mother move.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 10, 2001.

Of Wakefield, formerly of Saugus, tragically, Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center N.Y.C., David. Devoted son of John DiMeglio of Wakefield & Patti (Snider) DiMeglio of California. Brother of Daniel & his wife Stacy of Stoneham. Grandson of Dorothy DiMegilo of Everett. Great-grandson of Rose Cieri of Boston & Valmore Cantin of Wakefield. Dear uncle of Daniel & June DiMeglio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sat., Sept. 15 at 11 AM in St. Florence's Church, Wakefield. Relatives & Friends invited. Memorial donations are appreciated to a trust fund for is niece June and nephew Daniel DiMeglio, c/o Marie DiMeglio, 3 June Circle, Wakefield MA 01880, (781) 245-4501. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, MALDEN.
Published by Newsday on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
September 8, 2021
Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
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Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
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Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
September 8, 2021
Sending you Love and Giant Hugs to your home in Heaven David! Your family and friends will never forget you!
Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
September 8, 2021
Remembering David on the 20th anniversary of 9/11...
Cindy Roe
September 7, 2021
Rest in peace, David. I just love his smile, I bet he lit up a room. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends who still mourn this loss. I am so sorry for what happened to him, we will never forget.
McKell Swain
September 17, 2020
Hi, I'm a student in a school in st louis missouri. We had the opportunity to come on here and choose a person and give kind words. I will be praying for your family and friends for you were gone way too soon. much love.
katherine r
September 11, 2020
I'm Grace and I'm a student from Missouri. I'm so sorry for your loss and I know today must be hard. But I want all of David's friends and family to know that I and many others are praying for him.
September 11, 2020
Enjoy your thanksgiving...
November 28, 2019
Thinking of your family on this day. Love, Maureen (Jannine Contrado's cousin) We spent a weekend with you guys camping up at Kings and Queens, many years ago. God Bless
Maureen Phillips
September 12, 2019
I went to Vespers at the Monastery tonight and said a prayer for David, his father John, his mother Patti, and Marie and all his family and all who lost their lives on 9/11.

Know I am thinking of you all today and sending my loving prayers and loving hugs.
Lisa Curtiss
September 11, 2019
The students and faculty of Saint Agnes School of Arlington remembered David and his family at morning prayers today . Ellen Ciarlone
Ellen Ciarlone
September 11, 2019
thank you for your service in the 9/11
william gregoire
September 11, 2019
Hey Buddy. Well its another year and I cant say you dont pop into my head now and then but especially today. Still have ur memorial photo on my FB wall. Cant bring my self to change it. Im sure ur smiling down on all of us and most likely poking fun at us as well. Wouldnt want it any other way ;) Keep us safe and keep smiling
Jason Surette
September 11, 2019
Love & Hugs David!!
Molly Snider
September 10, 2019
Hi. My name is kiley I am a sophomore at Shanley High School in North Dakota. In my religion class we had the opportunity to learn about the 9/11 attacks and I was assigned David. I was very excited to learn more about him and I did learn a lot. It was very eye opening to see the legacy he has left for all of us to starve to.
Kiley C
August 29, 2019
Gone far too soon. My heart goes out to you and the many loved ones who are heartbroken by 9/11 and always think of you. RIP david.

- Alex lai
August 10, 2019
Happy holidays in heaven cousin.
Tricia Cobb
November 23, 2018
We send our continued thoughts of sympathy to your family. Words will never remove the pain. Everyday may God continue to give the help needed to cope with such a great loss. Dave will always be fondly remembered.
The Kindred Family
November 21, 2018
Saugus, MA
September 13, 2018
I was given a bracelet with the name David Dimeglio on it shortly after 9/11. We were all so devastated by 9/11 that I wasn't able to research David til a couple of years later. Online I found that David had the same birthday as my twins. I still wear the bracelet and I think of him often. God bless the Dimeglio family.
Sharon Fischer
September 11, 2017
Another year has past David, you are not forgotten.
September 11, 2017
9/11/01 was a tragic day for everyone. So sorry for your loss. We are praying for David and all the other victims here at Shanley Highschool.
Ari Smith
September 4, 2017
May you sleep in peace and harmony beautiful boy.
July 18, 2017
David, I never met you but I'm very sorry for your lost in this tragedy and I think how your family feel right now I read some of the comments and I realized the good person you were and honest etc. Rest in Peace
December 21, 2016
Joseph Damiano
September 11, 2016
15 years later and the pain doesn't get easier.
Missing you always
Michelle Mulley-Vecchione
September 11, 2016
9/11 was a Sad day Your family lost a Loyal caring kind hearted guy Your in my prayers and praying for your family Rest in peace
Hayley Hanson
September 7, 2016
Patrick Robinson
August 28, 2016
Jimmy Carter
November 11, 2015
Thinking of you and your parents today, and your brother. The last time I saw you was up at Kings and Queens in Maine, when we went camping with Cousin Jannine and Cousin Mark Contrado. You and your brother were younger. Your Mom made a delicious gravy that day. God Bless You and your Family. We will never forget.
Maureen Phillips
September 11, 2015
Honoring you for your courage and praying for your family. Never forget.
September 11, 2015
I never knew you, but reading what your father wrote, I know you were a faithful son and a friend to all that knew you. Our prayers are with your family as each year passes. Earth is without an Angel, heaven has gained so many on that day. When we all get to Heaven oh! what a day that is going to be, no more crying, no more pain, only singing and shouting we made it over.
May God touch the hearts that have lost this dear young man and hold them in his hands, as they live from day to day, and grow stronger in the Lord.
March 23, 2015
We will never forget that day. I never knew you David, but I wanted to reach out and let your family, especially your dear Mother, know that we still think of you and the others on that fateful flight that day. To your family and friends, I pray that you will join me in honoring David by being the best we can to all those around us, because we are never promised another day here on earth. Love from Texas.
Del Newberry
January 30, 2015
bella beltz
September 11, 2014
I was just looking on Google maps at the memorial and I picked your name out of all of them so i googled you and found this page. It just feels right to leave a message. I didnt know you but its good that you are remembered in the memorial and online. I hope you didn't suffer. RIP my friend.
Mark Ince
August 10, 2014
Rest In Peace
January 1, 2014
I'm so glad we have this article to remember you by. I never had the opportunity to meet you, David, but we are family nonetheless. I grew up visiting your mom, my aunt Patty and have the best memories. :) Even at the age of 13 I was heartbroken by this catastrophe. I speak of you often. Your memory will live on
(your cousin)
Aimee Wambolt
October 31, 2013
bella b
September 12, 2013
12 years later and still we all miss our saugus brother , can only hope your in a better place than we are.
Joe Alba
September 11, 2013
God Bless
Donna Lannon
September 11, 2013
Thinking of you today as another year strolls by. You will always be in my thoughts dear cousin.
Patricia Cobb
September 9, 2013
I never knew you but I would have really loved to. We need more goodand fun peoplelike you on this earth and I hope one day I may have the privilege of meeting you in heaven. Until then my condolences go to your family. R.I.P
alex haggerty
June 16, 2013
Thinking of my Aunt Patty (David's Mom) and wishing her peace and love especially during this time.
September 11, 2012
Thinking of you all today and saying prayers constantly - Love and Hugs,
The Wambolts
Kevin, Sherri, Ryan, Halyn and Katie
Kevin & Sherri Wambolt
September 11, 2012
My prayers are with your family today. What a tragedy to have lost such a great kid. I didn't know him, but I can't imagine the loss you have experienced. May the Almighty God of peace and comfort strengthen you as you reflect on the life of this dear one.
September 11, 2012
Miss You Very Much Dear Friend
John Barrett
September 11, 2012
Fly high with the Angels and continue to look over all of us. Rest In Peace !!!
Chris Kiley
September 11, 2012
Gone but never forgotten.
Lisa Curtiss
September 11, 2012
Dave I will never understand why your life was taken from us. It's still all crazy to me. I love you buddy and will always remember oue fun times together.. SAL SICARI
Sal Sicari
September 10, 2012
I remember Mrs. DiMeglio and Dan and Dave from when we were all together at the Waybright School in Saugus and Mrs. DiMeglio was a lunch aide. I was so sorry to hear this terrible news and still feel so sorry for your loss. RIP.
Monica Faiella
September 10, 2012
eleven yrs gone dave....but never forgotten
September 10, 2012
Maggie Dolezal
January 22, 2012
Even though I did not know David I can tell by his smile what a vibrant and nice person he must have been. May his family and friends carry that spirit with them. You are in my prayers.
Rebecca Muller
January 19, 2012
10 years have passed......I still and always will remember you Dave. Missing you.
Pam DeMonte
October 20, 2011
To Marie and John and all of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers and to David may you rest in peace.
Lisa Curtiss
September 13, 2011
Can never forget you David. I am proud to have known you, Marty.
September 11, 2011
Dave we are all thinking of you. Miss you alot, Love Arnie,Cindy and Bruschi. Jenny was also thinking of you. We will never forget you
September 11, 2011

I can't believe its been 10 years. Everyday I think of you and know that you are watching over us all...
September 11, 2011
You will be remembered by the students and faculty at the school Mass at Saint Agnes School on Tuesday. Our prayers and thoughts are will you, John and Marie and all the family.
Ellen Ciarlone
September 11, 2011
I miss u and always thought you are one of the nicest people I know. I know you want your mother to live again and her to know that you truley are with her everyday and your ok up stairs . Your not alone. And you are at complete peace mind and soul. And of course you love her dearly.
a friend
September 11, 2011
Although I didn't "know" you, I don't forget. Your neighbors surely remember. God bless.
September 11, 2011
Although I can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in my thoughts from afar.
Lisa Curtiss
September 8, 2011
be peace full and god bless you
cheyenne frizzell
September 8, 2011
You are going to be missed greatly. It's terrible what had to happen to you. R.I.P.
Hailey Moore
September 8, 2011
Rest in peace, Dave. You were a good friend and you're missed by many.
Mike Manley
September 7, 2011
With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 right around the corner I am lighting a candle in memory of you....you are missed so much! Please watch down on everyone and help ease our pain during this time...put a smile on our faces just like you use to...the memories of the time spent with you will never be forgotten.
Michelle Mulley
September 7, 2011
I hope that time has helped to lessen the pain and that happy memories are what you remember most about David. God Bless your family. I have not forgotten.
Marsha R
September 6, 2011
To the family and friends of David DiMeglio:
David will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
September 5, 2011
Thinking of you like I often do wishing that I had the opertunity to have known my cousin better.
Tricia Cobb
August 26, 2011
hey I'm doing a thing on 9/11 for some on and i choose this guy and i fell sorry for his lost..P.I.P DAVID DIMEGLIO u are in heaven now .....
August 24, 2011
hey I'm doing a thing on 9/11 for some on and i choose this guy and i fell sorry for his lost..P.I.P DAVID DIMEGLIO u are in heaven now .....
makayla smith
August 24, 2011
Since 9/11 you have remained in my mind and in my prayers, 10 years later and I remember it like yesterday. Prayers for Davids family.God Bless.
Maria R
July 20, 2011
The world will always miss your smiling face. You will always be remembered. Rest In Peace...
Shanna Booth
June 8, 2011
Justice is being served!...love and miss you and your smiling face
Michelle Mulley
May 2, 2011
I will never forget!
Jody Kersh
September 12, 2010
So many fond memories of times in the old neighborhood in Saugus. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace.
Andria (Newman) Paradis
September 11, 2010
You will always be in the hearts and thoughts of your family and friends. Our prayers are with your family always.
Bea Murphy
September 11, 2010
Dave you are always in my thoughts... 9 years later my heart still aches... I know you are watching down over us all
Siobhan Daly
September 11, 2010
Gone from our sight,
but never our memories.
Gone from our touch,
but never our hearts.
Author Unknown

Sending love and hugs to you in Heaven,
Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
September 10, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Curtiss
September 12, 2009
May GOD rest your family.
Noah Inciong
September 11, 2009
Gone but not forgotten! My prayers are with your family.. They truly have a beautiful angel watching over them...Rest in peace..
Maryellen Dillon
September 11, 2009
May God help to heal the hurt. May God bring peace to those left behind and may He bring us closer!
Dianne DiMeglio
September 11, 2009
My heart goes out to your family and friends, David. You are at peace now. We will never forget all of you.
Al Abbazia
September 11, 2009
You are in our thoughts today, but that is nothing new, we think about you most days. We will never forget and the memories we have of you will be passed on to others, so they will never forget.
Love and big hugs to you in heaven.
Molly & Rick Snider
September 11, 2009
I will never forget the day Dave told me that he remembered what I wore when we first met- a blue dress and my hair in pigtails. We were in 2nd grade and always together after that. He is always in my thoughts
Elayna Zachko
July 2, 2009
Music, when soft voices die

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Poetry Foundation
Doug Abraham
June 1, 2009
Thinking of my friend Patti DiMeglio and her son David today. Patti, if you read this, PLEASE contact Patti at MCC in Arizona! I'd love to talk to you!
Patti Fiscella
September 11, 2008
I've had a memorial bracelet with David's name on it since shortly after 9/11. It was months before I searched him on the internet and I discovered he had the same birthday as my twins. I did not know this young man, but I think of him and pray for his family often. We never forget.
Sharon Fischer
September 11, 2008
I saw his name on CNN this am and wanted to say we will never forget. My prayers are with your family on this 7 year anniversary.
mary marsh
September 11, 2008
You are never forgotten and always in our hearts! We will always love you!
Rikki and Jacen Vaughan (Snider)
July 20, 2008
Thoughts and prayers are with you!
Stephen EVANS
October 5, 2007
We have not forgotten you David!
Love & Big Hugs to you in Heaven...
Uncle Rick & Aunt Molly Snider
September 11, 2007
You are still not forgotten. God bless us all.
Jody Henley
September 11, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
June 4, 2007
i am so sorry for your loss.
i pray for everyone that died that terrable day god bless them all.
and god bless u and all the other familys always
mark foy
May 30, 2007
I remember where I was when I saw David's name scroll across the screen that fateful day. I will always remember David, the good times at Kings and Queens Court Campground, and times in school. To Dave's family, you are all always in my prayers. I know that Dave is up in heaven looking down on all of you and has given you all the strength to move on.
In Loving Memory of David.

You are and will always be in my prayers.
Colleen (Donegan) Dalton
May 3, 2007
I only knew David a long time ago, growing up in Saugus. He was a few years younger, and friendly with my younger brother. I remember him being full of life and always smiling. Even though I hadn't seen him since we were children, even now whenever I think about 9/11, I think about him and his family.
March 18, 2007
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