Brattleboro – David Omer Chabre, 55, a longtime resident of Brattleboro died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 19th at home. David had a big, caring, kind heart that gave out too soon, a result of his many health issues.
David was born March 6th, 1962 in Clinton, Massachusetts the son of Omer and Rita (Ayotte) Chabre. He was raised and educated in Clinton.
David was a jack of all trades. Taught by his father to tackle any project big or small; fixing cars, repairing machines, wood working, etc., he aspired to be just like his dad and as such, he did it all. Before succumbing to health issues, David worked for Putney Paper for many years.
He was a popular and helpful member of the bingo community enjoying his time with his bingo family and lending a hand to so many. He never hesitated to help his family out; walk them to their cars, carry their bags, etc.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, bingo with his bingo buddy - his mom, his dog Krueger, his favorite football team the 49ers, time with family and friends and his daughter and granddaughter.
He was a support system for his mother, and she for him. They were the best of friends.
David will be missed; he will rest eternally with the love of his life and he will see the man he admired the most.
Survivors include one daughter, Jessica Pickett of Putnam CT. and his granddaughter Jenessa also of Putnam CT., his mother Rita Chabre of Brattleboro, one brother and his wife Norman and Barbara Chabre of West Palm Beach Florida, a sister and her husband Ruth and Bob Houle of Brattleboro, his sister Della Gagnon of Leominster MA, his sister and her husband Marie Hopkins and Joe DeCaria of Fitchburg MA., and his sister and her husband Rena and Larry Caley of Clinton.
Additionally, he leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father and his niece Tina Marie.
David's wish was to be cremated. His ashes will be buried with his father at Meetinghouse Cemetery on Orchard Street in Brattleboro Vermont, Sunday, April 30th @ 11 am.
A gathering in celebration of his life will be held immediately following (12:00 pm) at the VFW on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro. The gathering will include a reception. We encourage you to join us to celebrate his life, and welcome you at his burial.
Memorial contributions in David's name can be made to:
The Windham County Humane Society, P.O Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.