David A. Coulombe – Florida

David A. Coulombe – Florida

David A. Coulombe, 57, of New Port Richey, Fla., formally of Woonsocket, died April 29, 2019, in his home. Born in Minot, N.D., he was the beloved son of Joseph “Moe” M. and Lucille (Beaudet) Coulombe of Woonsocket.

David graduated from Woonsocket High School, class ’79, then went on to graduate from Southwood School of Nursing. He was a LPN nurse for 35 years, serving and loving his elderly patients both in Rhode Island and in Florida. His main focus all of his life was his elderly patients, whom he would spend time with, listen to their life stories, take pictures with and even post about his time spent with them on Facebook. His love for these elderly patients was tremendous! One year David brought one of his wheelchair bound patients to his parents’ home so the gentleman could enjoy watching the Red Sox game and have a couple “brewskis.” He was such a kind, loving and gentle soul.

He was an avid New England sports fan and also enjoyed golfing and bowling. David had a love for music and was a former bass guitar player for the band “Century.” Most of all, he loved his “children,” two beautiful golden retrievers, Tuukka and RJ.

Besides his parents, Moe and Lucille, David was the older brother to his five siblings, James J. Coulombe and his wife, Carolyn, of Woonsocket; Michael F. Coulombe of Woonsocket; Christine A. Fera and her husband, Paul, of Cranston; Thomas A. Coulombe and his wife, Neia, of Woonsocket; and Paula Dubois of Woonsocket; as well as five nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m., until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or a charity of one’s choice.