David P. Barbera of Salisbury, MA, formerly of Lowell, MA

1944 - 2022


August 29, 2022
3-6 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA


August 30, 2022
12:00 Noon
St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell

David Paul Barbera, 77, of Salisbury, MA passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Country Center for Health in Newburyport, MA.

He was married to Jacqueline A. (Kelly) Barbera with whom he would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2022.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Lionel and Helen (Whitcomb) Barbera.

He graduated from Keith Academy, Lowell, MA with the class of 1962. David was an auto enthusiast and owned and operated Eastern Sales and Service of Lowell, MA.

Besides his passion for cars, David was a devout Catholic.  He was a parishioner of Star of the Sea Parish of Salisbury, MA, and St. Margaret of Scotland Parish of Lowell, MA and a former parishioner of St. Mary Church of Chelmsford, MA.  He was a member and past board member of Catholic Charites. David also volunteered for the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce.  David is remembered by his family as a loving family man who loved to spend time with his grandchildren especially at the beach.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Keliann and Michael Woodlock of Lowell, MA, and Karen and Jeffrey Sullivan of Wells, ME, his five grandchildren, Anna, Thomas and Kate Woodlock and Summer and Rhys Sullivan, and his several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Donald Barbera, Dean Barbera, and Joan Perreault.

David’s visiting hours will be Mon., Aug. 29, 2022 from 3 to 6pm.  Funeral Tues., Aug. 30, 2022 at 11am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. Followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 Noon at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Lowell, MA.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA.  Memorials may be made in his name to Tufts Medical Center c/o Traumatic Brain Injury Research, 800 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

6 Condolences for David P. Barbera of Salisbury, MA, formerly of Lowell, MA

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    Claire Lowe


    I can’t tell you all how sorry Bill and I are of David’s passing. You are all remembered in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful husband and dad and deeply loved all his grandchildren. We were happy to have known him.
    With much love,
    Claire & Bill Lowe

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    Nancy Whiting


    Dave and I had a great re pore working together replacing appliance at Umass Lowell. I loved the way we could get the best for less, His workers were proud working for him. He always said how I was always there when appliances need to be replaced and never did his guys had to wait for me. He always had that cute smile that could make your day so much better. Rest in peace my friend you fought a hard battle. My greatgrand daughter Hanna will be greeting you at the gate with the Lord. Love Nancy Whiting

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    Liz Schambach


    My heart has so many great memories with Dave that will always be cherished. He was someone we would all want as a father and papa. His spirit is around us, of which we are all so lucky to have. Love. Betty

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    Renee Daigle


    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a sweet kind and loving person, I will never forget how kind he was to me. Your family is in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.
    May he rest in peace.

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    Grace & Lynch Families


    Dave was a class act! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies. Love, the Grace and Lynch Families

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    Francine Gagnon


    Dear Jackie and family
    We all are saddened over David’s passing. The news came to us too late to be with you at either the wake or funeral. And that adds to our sadness.
    Please accept our condolences along with our prayers for the difficult days ahead.
    Francine Gagnon and family.

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