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David A. Nye

Died: Wed., Feb. 13, 2013


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
Location: Brookside Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Feb. 18, 2013
Location: Holy Angels Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish

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Plaistow, NH: David A. Nye, 56, a resident of Plaistow for most of his life, died at home following a long illness on February 13, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Born in Haverhill, MA, the son of the late Francis and Mary Rose (Sweeney) Nye, he attended Pollard School in Plaistow and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School with the Class of 1974.  He attended New Hampshire Institute of Technology where he received his associate’s degree in engineering.  Mr. Nye was a self-employed construction builder and project manager.

A former member of Timberlane Athletic Council and Plaistow Recreation Commission, he was the founder of the Timberlane Flag Football League.  Mr. Nye enjoyed coaching several sports teams over the years, including the Timberlane Tornadoes Football Team, the Southern New Hampshire Softball Team, and the Plaistow Little League Baseball Team.  He also formerly served as the Commissioner of Timberlane Babe Ruth League and as the coach of the Boys and Girls Timberlane Youth Basketball League.  He was also a co-owner of Ultimate Cheer and Training Center in Newton.

Mr. Nye is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dianne (Lovett) Nye, two sons and daughters, Jonathan A. Nye, Michael A. Nye, Amanda E. Nye, and Christina R. Nye, all of Plaistow; a brother and sister-in-law, James E. and Donna Nye of Raymond, NH; a sister, Kathleen J. Field of Seminole, FL; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 3 to 7 PM at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main Street Plaistow, NH.  His funeral will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Holy Angels Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Plaistow, NH.  Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Plaistow. 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, https://giving.brighamandwomens.org/donate, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th floor Boston, MA 02116.  

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Kathy (Ruddy) Moynihan
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dear Diane and Family,

My deepest Sympathies to all of you! Dave was an incerdible person to everyone he met. He has touched so many lives in such a positive way, and will truly be missed by his family, friends, and the community. I feel priviledged to have know him.I will always remember his smile, it made you smile too! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Sending you all hugs,
Kathy ( Ruddy) Moynihan

Hal Johnson and Family
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
God Bless you Diane and the Nye Family . David was a gifted father whos vision was limitless. His love and devotion to his family was paramount and a true role model for all fathers and husbands to follow. Good Men are hard to find,David was one of them. Heaven is where he is and suffering will be no more. May the Holy Spirit comfort the family during these times. We will meet again David and in the Heavens we will unite with great joy and happiness. With all our love Hal Johnson and family..

John Sherman
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
What a great guy!

Pam Xenakis Wilkins
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
I am so sorry to hear this news. David will be missed by everyone. Such a short life for such a wonderful man. My prayers and thoughts go out to his beautiful family. Diane, I pray that you can find peace in these difficult times.

Sue Sherman
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dearest Diane and family:
Dave is in my prayers. He was true gentlemen in everyway. This community has lost one of the "great" ones. All my love to all: Sue

Debbie (Copp) (Mitchell) Spear
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dee and family:

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. David was a wonderful person and will be missed. You are all in my prayers.

Melissa Galloway
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dee and family, I am so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a wonderful man with a big heart. He will be missed a lot. Over the years he's made such a impact on so many. He was truly a gift. I am thankful I got to know him. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Sandy & Jeff Raymond & Family
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dear Dee, Jonathan, Michael, Amanda and Christina. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need anything. We are just a stones throw away.

J. Scott George
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
David Nye was a very good man. I have nothing but fond memories growing up knowing David.

Flag football, Saturday + Sunday Mornings, he was always there for everybody's kids.

Scott George

David Antczak
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dave left this place better than he found it for sure, and he will be remembered by so many because of that. I have great admiration for the positive way he touched the lives of so many kids, including mine, and for the many ways he gave back to our community. We will miss him.

Linda & Ernie Carpenter Timberlane Plate Glass
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dianne & family,we were so sad to hear about Dave's passing,our thoughts & prays are with you.He always had a smile on his face when we saw him at the shop or anywhere around town.The town has lost a true "Townie".May God help you all in your saddness.

Ken Boyer
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dave was always there to support the kids in the area. I always admired his tirless efforts in providing his time to the sports programs. We are all better off having had Dave in our lives. He will be missed. May God Bless Diane and the entire Nye family.

David Wentworth
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Dee Dee, and family, I am sad to hear of your loss. Dave and I were friends but after I moved away we only spoke on the phone a few times. I loved his humor, and will always remember the day we quit work early, and went to the beach and found jellyfish washing up on the sand, it surprised us both. You were fortunate to have a husband and father that was both loving and kind to all he knew, and we all thank you for sharing him with so many of us all the years. My sincere condolences to your family.
Dave Wentworth

Carli Sarty Malette
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
To Dee, Jonathan, Amanda, Michael and Christina,

Our thoughts are with your family, your husband/dad was a wonderful man who enjoyed everything he ever did with his family, friends and teams. Pull from all your special memories when you need a smile or feel the need to be close. From Chris and I thank you for sharing your Dad with us, special times we will treasure. David, you will be missed by many. Love, Carli and Chris

Mary Lou Hahn
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
To The Nye Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. David was a large part of my grandson Chris's life growing up. He made an impact to so many of the youth in our School District. David was loved and respected by many. He will be missed. Love, Mary Lou Hahn

Eric Hastings
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
Dear Dianne... I am so sorry to hear about David's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and extend them, along with a hug, to Jonathan, Amanda, Michael and Christina. We shared some nice times long ago and those memories will always hold a special place in my heart as I'm sure they will with Jari, Kristin and Ashley. A special hug to you Dee.

Jo-Ann And Amy Freeman
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
When Amy and I moverd here 6 years ago, we met David and Dee through softball, they have been a part of our lives since and we will miss him!

Becky Brodigan
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
Dear Nye family,

I am a friend of Suzanne's and I know how much her family means to her and how much David will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hap Makin & Family
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
Sorry to hear of David's passing. Our condolences to the family.

The Sinotte Family
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013
Dee and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. David was a wonderful kindhearted man who will be greatly missed. My family and I are glad we got to know him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Teri Hildreth-Hoyt
   Posted Sat February 16, 2013
Dee and children, our deepest condolences to you all. Dave was a wonderful man in all the time we have known him. He took all of the children entrusted to him and helped mold them into the young men they are today. Nothing but goodness came out of your husband and your children's father. We are so incredibly sad for your loss of such an incredible man, who gave and gave of himself to everyone. His passing will be such a huge loss to those children who will never have the chance to have him in their lives. Our love and prayers go out to Dave's and your families and may God send you all peace and loving memories of the wonderful times in your lives with David. God Bless and know that Dave and you as well as your 4 children will always be a special part of the town of Plaistow forever.
Our Love and Prayers are with you all, Mark, Teri, and Jessica

Roderick and O'Brien Family
   Posted Sat February 16, 2013
To the Nye Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your family is a treasured family in the community and I hope that brings peace in your hearts as you grieve, but also celebrate the wonderful life that David led. Our condolences to the entire family ~ Christin O'Brien, Mairead, Colum and Padraig, as well as the Roderick Family-Betsy, Stephen, Shawn, and Jaclyn

Andrew & Karen Antczak
   Posted Sat February 16, 2013
Hi Dee & family,

We will always remember Dave and the fantastic example he set as a man, husband, father, and member of the community. He was a perfect addition to the Lovett/Nye family and the fine family they are. We have many fond memories we will forever cherish. We miss our Plaistow family.

Andy & Karen Antczak & family

Margaret (Parker) Mazza
   Posted Sat February 16, 2013
I would like to extend my sympathy to David's family. I use to be the next door neighbor to the Nye family in Plaistow. It's been quite a few years since those days but I remember David and his great big smile.
I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
Margaret Parker Mazza

mandy macomber & emma kerivan
   Posted Sun February 17, 2013
We are beyond sorry for your loss and hope you take some comfort in knowing you have many who love you and support you through this difficult time.

Nancy Robidoux Murphy Keefe
   Posted Sun February 17, 2013
To The Family of David Nye..David was a great man, son, friend, husband and Dad..Great Memories from High School to NHTI when he would give me a ride home on the Weekends. Always remembering him bringing his Mom to Holy Angels every Sunday for church..Our Thoughts and prayers for the Whole Nye family..With Our Deepest Sympathy..The Robidoux Family

Maryann Vaillacourt
   Posted Sun February 17, 2013
With Sincere Sympathy!

Mrs. Vaillancourt/Sweethill Kindergarten

Marie (Hadley) Farren
   Posted Sun February 17, 2013
Diane and family, My husband Joe and l, along with our son Christopher, wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. David was such a generous and good hearted guy and classmate. His smile, determination, and positive attitude were such an inspiration to our family and to so many others. He very much loved you and the children you shared. He loved being a husband, father, and coach and was with you, a true gift to our community. He was an encouraging and great coach to Chris in football and in baseball. He will be truly missed by many.
May our Lord bring all of you peace and comfort in knowing that David will suffer no more and that he will now be in the presence of the Lord our God. May you be guided by his love always.

Joe, Marie and Chris Farren

John Trask
   Posted Sat February 23, 2013
Dianne & family, please accept my condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Dave in the Intertown Baseball League since the early '90s. Your husband was a stand up guy who got things done. Dave was only motivated by what was in the best interest of the kids he coached, as well as the Timberlane program he developed. He was a special person. There are not many like him. Dave and your family are in my prayers. John Trask - Haverhill Senior Baseball

Janice Davis Lanier
   Posted Tue February 26, 2013
Jim andKathy, sorry hear you have lost your baby brother. Please accept my deepest sympathy toyou and your families.

Shelley Copp
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
I am so sorry for all of you. David was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. My heart goes out to everyone. Shelley

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