David E. Often of Lowell, MA


5931-oftenDavid Emerson Often, 50, of Lowell, MA died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 18, 2016. He was married to Elizabeth “Libby” Often with whom he celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on August 17, 2016.

Born in Lynn on April 17, 1966, Dave graduated from Austin Preparatory High School in Reading with the Class of 1984. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from University of Lowell.

Dave loved computers and most recently worked as a web designer. He was previously employed as a data analyst at Staples, Inc. and The TJX Companies. In his early years, Dave was a DJ at the WJVL and WUML radio stations.

Besides his wife, Dave is survived by his two sons, Hunter and Andrew; mother Mary Often of Lincoln, NH; father David Davenport and his wife Mary Ellen of Newton, NH; brother Matthew Often and his wife Laura of Grafton, MA; brother John Often of San Francisco, CA; brother Mark Davenport of Redondo Beach, CA; sister Danielle Emerson of Newton, NH; sister Katrina Quinonez of Lynn, MA; in-laws Nels and Margaret Palm of Tyngsborough, MA; dear friend Paul Gerry of Nashua, NH; and many nieces and nephews. David was the son of the late John R. Often Jr.

A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift Friends are invited to join in remembering Dave at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 26 at 3 PM at The Old Worthen, Worthen St., Lowell, MA.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com


November 26, 2016
3:00 P.M.
The Old Worthen. Worthen St., Lowell, MA
  1. Jen Kearney says:

    Dave and I were roommates for a bit after college in Lowell. He was a kind man with a great sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss- my deepest condolences.

  2. Brenda, Jack & Thomas says:

    To the Often family,

    What a big loss. Dave was such a gentle, kind a helpful person. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.


    Brenda, Jack & Thomas

  3. Linda cyr says:

    Libby, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing! He was so young. I had a lot of great time with Dave and family during our radio days. Many hugs, he will be missed! Love, Linda cyr xoxoxo

  4. Marianne Andreozzi says:

    Libby, I was saddened to read of the death of David. You and your sons are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Fr. Paul Aveni says:

    Libbey I am very sorry to hear of David’s death, please be assured of my prayers

  6. Glenda Sheppard says:

    Dear Libby,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family..may your love and memories sustain you through your grief.

  7. Ted Lynch says:

    Libby, I was shocked and extremely saddened to read about David. I wish I had words that would ease your pain, but please just know that You are thought of and prayed for and that Hunter and Andrew will be your inspiration. The person you are will lead you through this.

  8. Rod MacNeish says:

    To David’s Family, Friends and FM Radio Freaks,

    Bring out the speakers, lets have a celebration of David’s life with lots of Bass end!

    One of my Radio buddies and I some what remember watching “Bob” for the first time on Twin Peaks, then it rained…

  9. Debbie, Chris, Christopher and Catherine says:

    Libby. My deepest condolences to you, Hunter and Andrew. Every time I saw Dave he was always smiling. He will always be with you in spirit.

  10. Joanne says:

    Libby, so very sorry for your loss. Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your sons. Joanne Ragwar

  11. Denise Boian says:

    Good bless you and your boys. Libby. Dave was such a great help in time of need whenever my son, Fred’s computer crashed and I will always remember how he treated Fred with such respect and importance. You are in my thoughts and prayers… With love, Denise, Jeff and Fred Boian

  12. Lauren Chenelle says:


    I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband. There are no words, but please know my thoughts are with you and your sons and other family members.

    Lauren Chenelle

  13. Thomas Mandile says:

    We all did love Dave. Now we carry on without him. Look to your friends. We’ll carry you a little further.

  14. John & Stephanie Callery says:

    Dear Libby, Hunter, Andrew and your entire family,
    Our prayers and condolences on the loss of David. We are praying for you all to have the strength to get through these difficult times and hope you will only remember the beautiful memories you all made together.
    Warmest Regards,
    From your neighbors The (John) Callery Family

  15. John Leite says:

    Matt, I did not know your brother David. A loss that came way to soon for your entire family. Please accept my sincere condolences and share them with your family. Sincerely, JL

  16. Gregory S. " Matt's Co-Worker" says:

    My prayers are with you and family.

  17. Maria LaCreta says:

    I’m very sorry to hear. Thinking of Libby & the boys, and those early days as young parents over at the Adler residence. My best to them, and to John + family.

  18. Chris Porter says:

    Words can’t express my shock and sadness at David’s passing (who I became friends with during our college radio days). Best wishes and healing to his entire family. RIP Dave.

  19. Beth Adler says:

    We will miss Dave. May he rest in peace. We are sending so much love to you all.
    Beth, Tommy, and Chloe

  20. Lucien Poirier says:

    As they say live life to the fullest because we never know when the good Lord is going to call us home Dave was a good friend of mine he’s fix my computers a couple of times my condolences to Libby Hunter and Andy

  21. Cyndi Adler Mubiru says:

    I am so sorry Libby, Hunter, and Andrew. Dave’s infectious laugh will be missed and will always make me smile.

  22. Debbie Adler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. David was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  23. Diane Leydon says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Terry Rennick says:

    Sending love and prayers to Katrina and her family at this sad time !
    David is at peace.

  25. Irene lynch says:

    Rest in Peace David ! You will be missed by so many and have given us many memories to hold onto . We love you! Love Irene and family

  26. Pisellu Carlo says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
    Carlo Pisellu and family

  27. Arnold rogers says:

    My heart goes out to you all. Mary youxare in my prayers.nick

  28. pamrla&nello grassetti says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you mary. We are always with you and want to do whatever we can to help you out. Do not hesitate to contact us as needed. I n know that your David was a brilliant man and will be missed by his family.

  29. Andy, Tommy and Jonathan Leydon says:

    Our Prayers are with you.

  30. Sandra Leydon says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Much love,

    Daniel Leydon and Family

  31. Jeanne Leydon says:

    You are all in my heart and prayers. David will be missed by so many.

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