Obituaries

David E. Wiberg

April 12th, 2012
David E. Wiberg, age 76, of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 11, 2012.

Dave was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 29, 1936, he was the dear son of the late Hugo Sr. and Mary (Loefler) Wiberg.  Dave was raised in Waterbury, CT and graduated from Worcester High School.  He furthered his education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University.   Prior to retiring, Dave was a Financial Analyst for Avco Everett Research Labs, where he was a dedicated and faithful employee for many years.   Dave married his “sweetheart” Carol J. Fahey on September 3, 1955, they moved to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised their family and made countless memories to share for generations to come.  Dave was devoted to his family and very active in their lives.  He was very involved in Wilmington Youth Hockey, taking many responsibilities as a coach, treasurer, and coordinator.    Dave loved children, his endearing personality and playful spirit earned him the title of “neighborhood playmate”, he was always helping not only his children but their friends and neighbors, everyone loved Dave.   Dave was a talented musician, he played the tuba for the Salvation Army Band and the New England Brass Band for many years.   In his spare time, Dave loved to cook, cinnamon bread being his specialty and a family favorite, he also enjoyed sailing, gardening, and was a runner in his early years.  Dave also took a shine to camera’s and became an avid photographer over the years.
Dave will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man, a wonderful friend and neighbor.  Dave was kind, caring, a person who would do anything for anyone, he will be greatly missed.

? Dave was the beloved husband of Carol J. (Fahey) Wiberg, devoted father of Janet Godfrey & her husband Brian of Salem, NH, Rebecca Vandeventer & her husband Larry of Windham, NH, Douglas Wiberg & his wife Cherie of Middleton, MA, and Jonathan Wiberg & his wife Lori of Nottingham, NH, loving “Grandpa Dave” to Andrew & Kyle Godfrey, Sarah, Emily, & Amy Vandeventer, Heather,  Dylan & Krista Wiberg, Samantha & Jacob Wiberg, dear son of the late Hugo Sr. & Mary (Loefler) Wiberg, brother of Sven Wiberg of Wilmington, Peter Wiberg of Maine, Mary Wiberg of Seattle, WA, Margaret Reid of East Hartford, CT, the late John, Hugo Jr., and Richard Wiberg. Dave is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Monday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, April 15th from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.

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17 Entries in Guest Book for “David E. Wiberg”

  1. Steve Vandeventer says:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, praying for all of you.

  2. Bev Currier says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Robin Fahey says:

    Uncle Dave was always there for me and could always count on him. He was loved and will be missed greatly.

  4. Mike Moran says:

    My deepest condolonces Cherie to you and Dave. I will keep him in my prayers.

  5. paul and penni dudley says:

    Cherie and Doug our hearts go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Barb and Cameron Bennett says:

    Cherie and Doug – Grandpa Dave was taken too soon. Our hearts go out to you and the Wiberg family.

  7. Karen A. Wiberg says:

    Dave loved his family and was so proud of all of you. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  8. Randy Kroken says:

    Doug, John and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and good wishes are with all of you.

  9. Cheryl Rogan says:

    Janet and family

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Rick and Cheryl Bennett says:

    Doug, Cherie and Family:
    So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. Although I did not know Dave well, I did know that he loved the Bay and his tuba.
    Perhaps he is somewhere over the Bay playing his tuba…

  11. Ken Fahey says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Dave’s passing. He was a great influence on my life. Whether it’s photography, kayaking, or quiet walks in the woods I will always think of Dave and how he got me interested in these things. He was always kind and patient. What a better place this world would be if we had more souls like his. I will always cherish my memories of him.

  12. Heidi (Wiberg) Hastings says:

    Thinking of you all at the loss of our beloved “Unka Dave.” I’ll never forget his muffled laugh, his wry smile, and his “Wiberg” sense of humor! He and my dad shared many similar interests – gardening, music, photography, the beauty of nature – and those things are their legacy that they leave to us & for us. Cherish all those wonderful memories.

  13. John and Robin Weeks says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He will always be joyfully remembered as the Tuba, Skipper’s best carrot buddy and a sharer of the good recipes. Love to all the Wibergs, we keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Lynda Barry says:

    Cherie,
    So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. chris bellmare says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Dave’s passing. I have lots of great memories including times at Northfield, the TUBA – I can only remember back to the Green one – 1979 or so – it was the biggest car I had ever seen! Lots of great times at Weeks – good ole cabin 10 for fun, and of course the sail boat, the first sailing lessons I ever had. I spend a lot of time out on Great Bay and always think of that sail boat. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking about all of you today. Love Chris

  16. Felix Spinazzola says:

    Cherie and Doug, we’re so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Lana Landry says:

    Carol: I just found out about Dave’s passing from the Textron newsletter. I worked with Dave for many years at Avco Everett and thought the world of him. I have thought about Dave many times over the years and the good times we have at Avco. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this sad time.

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