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David Senior, 88

by | Sep 11, 2023 | Obituaries

David Senior

David Senior

David Earle Senior, 88, of Hopkinton and formerly of Natick, passed away at Golden Pond assisted living in Hopkinton on Aug. 20. He died following a brave battle of many years with Parkinson’s disease. The son of the late Effie (Stevenson) Senior and Noah Senior, he was born in Boston and raised in Waltham.

David proudly served in the U.S. Army during the post-Korean War Era from 1954-56. He trained in the Army Tank Corps and served in post-World War II Germany.  After the Army, in 1963, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Boston University.

David worked at a variety of interesting jobs throughout his life. As a teenager, he worked as a golf caddie, and later, he held jobs as a taxi driver, doorman and, after his degree at BU, accountant. He worked for many years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston at the Department of Transitional Assistance as a human resources specialist until his retirement.

He was a gracious man who always was very generous with his time and money. He had a deep faith in God and was a valued member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland. He participated in the men’s ministry and bible studies. One of his favorite yearly service projects was the Angel Tree Christmas. This organization gives incarcerated parents a way to provide a Christmas gift and a personal message, delivered by caring, local volunteers, as a tangible representation of their love. David enjoyed purchasing and delivering gifts to needy children of incarcerated parents. He would deliver a gospel message and a personal message of love on behalf of the confined mother or father. David loved doing this and all volunteer work. David was an avid Boston sports fan and especially loved the Red Sox. David was a talented artist. He took great pleasure in painting and playing golf. He enjoyed spending time in Newport, Rhode Island, as well as attending horse races in Saratoga, New York.

David is perhaps best remembered as a kind and loving person who always enjoyed a good laugh with friends. He was considered the anchor of his family.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Lynne C. Boisvert and husband Normand “Joe” Boisvert of Hopkinton; brothers Kenneth Senior and wife Audrey of Waltham, Robert Senior and wife Marie “Annie” of Buzzards Bay, and sister Mary Holmes of Nashua, New Hampshire. He also leaves behind his grandson, Joshua Pizette, and great-grandchildren Sace David Alton and Vanna Lynn Alton.

David was predeceased by his brother, Daniel Charles Senior, as well as his daughters, Jana Mastrogianis, who passed away in May 2020, and Jana’s infant twin sister, Darleen Senior, as well as Lynne’s infant twin sister, Lisa Senior; and his grandson, Jake Alton, who passed away in July 2022.

Funeral and burial services are being held privately. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David E. Senior’s memory to either the Parkinson’s Foundation (parkinson.org) or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease (michaeljfox.org).

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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