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David W. Towne

July 14, 1945 — February 26, 2023


David W. Towne, 77, of Bedford, NH, died on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Born in Ipswich, MA on July 14, 1945, he was the son of the late Warren Towne and Olive Waye.

David graduated with his B.A. from UMass Dartmouth and with his M.H.A. from the University of New Hampshire, including studies abroad in Germany where he became fluent in the language.

David was instrumental in the IT world, having served over 40 years in the field and offering a plethora of knowledge and expertise to his colleagues. He was of strong intellect and character, having worked for companies such as Digital, IBM, Xerox, and most recently with AmeriHealth Caritas.

David, or simply Dave to his friends and family, was an artist with a passion for painting, photography, playing piano, reading, and trains. He also loved sailing and spent countless years on Lake Winnipesaukee and always considered it to be his happy place. In the warmer months, Dave loved fried clams and a good IPA. He became a dog enthusiast later in life and had three beloved rescues. He was often behind the cameras during gatherings, capturing the moments with his loved ones.

Dave was a very smart, patient and generous man with an enormous heart full of kindness and compassion. He was very proud of his family and above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband and father, brother, a one-of-a-kind uncle, and a wonderful friend. Dave is survived by his wife of 39 years, Therese Gesel-Towne of Bedford, NH, his daughters Rosie Towne of Salem, NH, Lisa Wagner of Madbury, NH, his brother Richard Towne of Washington, and sisters Christine Walker of Colorado, Carolyn Knight of Wisconsin, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, and two grandchildren.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday, March 3rd, from 4-7p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm Street, corner of North Street, Manchester, NH, 03104. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church, 567 Manchester Rd., Auburn, NH on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA, To leave a message of condolence, please go to

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Service Schedule

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Calling Hours

Friday, March 3, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Peter Catholic Church

567 Manchester Rd, Auburn, NH 03032

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