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David A. Fancy

June 1, 1944 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 76)



David A. Fancy, 76 of Lunenburg, passed away on January 25, 2021. He was the son to the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Healy) Fancy.

Born in June of 1944, David was raised and educated in Natick, Massachusetts. Upon graduating high school David entered the Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War from June 1966 to May 1967. For 23 years he served our country and continued to show his pride through the honor guard and work with the Leominster American Legion Post 151 and the Leominster AMvets Post 38.

David met his wife Elsa while the two were students at Natick High School. He married his high school sweetheart on November 21, 1964 and the two began the nomadic life of a Military family, stationed throughout the United States and Europe. He also had private duty tours in Korea, Vietnam and Turkey. David and Elsa have three children. After retiring he worked as a draftsman for Advanced Vacuum Systems in Ayer, MA for 25 years. David and Elsa moved to Lunenburg in 1980 where he had enjoyed his retirement and connecting with other retirees and members of his old unit, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). David was a part of both the Leominster and Townsend Rod and Gun Clubs.

David is survived by his wife, Elsa (Coppellotti) Fancy and their three children, Debbie Capers and her husband Jay from Asheboro, NC and their two children, Stephanie and Samantha, David Fancy, Jr. and his wife Gwen from Avondale, PA and their two children, Elena and Camille, and Dawn Kociubes and her husband Adam from Bedford and their three children, Emily, Marcy and Lauren. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Logan. He also leaves behind his siblings, Richard Fancy and wife Linda of MI, Barbara Hill and husband Ray also of MI, Susan Mercury and husband Jack of Wareham, MA, and Carole Ablondi and husband Craig of Mendon, MA. In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by his sister, Joanne Mueller of MA. He is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews who reside throughout the United States and Europe. A desire for travel and adventure would seem to be a family trait. 

Services for David will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to: Leominster Veterans’ Memorial Center, 100 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453.

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John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert, Walter C. Taylor and Olivia L. Willett funeral directors. 

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Private Service

Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home
763 Mass Avenue
Lunenburg, MA 01462

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