Ray P. David, Jr.

June 23, 1946 - December 20, 2020

Ray P. David Jr., 74 of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Rockland, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Born and raised in Weymouth, MA, Ray enlisted in the Navy after High School, proudly serving 4 years on the USS Forrestal.

After the Navy, Ray would meet and soon marry his soul mate, Virginia (Alden) David. They eventually settled in Rockland, MA raising 6 children. He worked for NYNEX retiring after 25 years and following up with various odd jobs. In his younger years, he was the owner of Memories, Moods and Music and was a DJ extraordinaire for many years. His outgoing personality and flair for the dramatic made it more fun for him than a job. He was the maestro of many weddings, reunions, birthday celebrations and anniversaries among his many gigs.

Ray was always active in his children’s lives never missing a practice or game. He was the first to volunteer as a chaperone or to come in as a show & tell guest or career speaker. He was beyond proud of his children and equally as proud of his grandchildren, never missing a t-ball or little league game.

Ray enjoyed many summers vacationing at Lakeside Pines Campground in Bridgton, ME. He was a kid at heart and enjoyed taking his boat out on Long Lake giving tube rides and pulling all the kids at camp on knee boards and skis. He loved playing horseshoes at the beach, holy board tournaments and darts in the recreational hall. Many nights were spent relaxing on the deck or by the fire.

Retirement would lead him to Florida, settling in Cape Coral then Fort Myers. Ray stayed active whether it was calling bingo numbers, playing a round of golf, playing poker with friends or browsing the thrift shops with his wife Jenny. He was active on the homeowners association board of his community and loved helping out. He enjoyed spending time at the Moose Lodge, playing in the dart league, bartending or just hanging out with friends. He organized many bingo fundraisers with his drag queen friends, Tim and Billy aka Bootsey Cloverdale and Lady Licious at the Lodge.

Ray was full of life and made friends everywhere he went, a social butterfly. He had a story for everything and wanted to be part of everything. He was gentle, kind and giving. If you needed his last dollar he would give it to you.

He was active in the Veteran’s community and would attend funerals of veterans that had no family. That’s the kind of guy he was. The last few months of his life he took loving care of his wife Jenny of 45 years, who sadly passed on October 28, 2020 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. 

Ray will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and friends that he considered family. 

Ray is survived by daughter, Kristin Perfetuo and husband Scott; son, Keith David and wife Caroline; stepdaughter, Corrinna Brennan and husband Michael; stepdaughter, Pam-Ella Furlong and husband James; stepson, Joseph White, grandson, Scott Reardon; grandson, Keith David Jr; granddaughter, Julia David; as well as several sisters and brothers, and many cousins.

He is preceded by his wife of 45 years Jenny David; mother, Anna David; father, Ray David; brother, Kevin David; sister, Lynda Powers; as well as stepson, Christopher White. He will be deeply missed by all.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ray’s name to Hearts and Homes for Veterans, 2230 Alicia Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 /  https://www.hhveterans.com/donate

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Kathy Mintz Dec 28, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Dear Karen & Family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your brother. May you find comfort in your family memories- he sounds like a wonderful man.

    Kathy “Helen” Mintz

  2. Mike Terry Dec 28, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Ray was a great guy and will be missed by our Moose members of lodge 2199. May he RIP.

  3. Deb Callahan Dec 28, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Such a big loss for the David family. Hold on to all the good memories in the tough days ahead. Ray will be missed. May he R.I.P.

  4. Karen Corthell Valentine Dec 28, 2020 at 11:10 am

    So sorry to hear this. Praying for all of the David family. Lots of great memories of times at Lakeside. ❤️

  5. Susan Morrison Dec 28, 2020 at 11:11 am

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Dave and Sandy DeSieno Dec 28, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Such a sad loss. Prayers for the entire family. Our fondest memories of Ray are camping at Lakeside Pines and times at the Weymouth house. He kept the kids… young and old laughing and just having fun. Ray will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Sweet Man.

  7. Jerry Stover and JoEllen Thompson Dec 28, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Ray was a good man with a big heart. Willing to help with anything anytime. Our Moose Lodge 2199 members will miss him greatly. Rest in peace Ray, you are now with the love of your life.

  8. Alan Dewar Dec 28, 2020 at 11:58 am

    I grew up in Weymouth across the street from him. We were childhood friends. It was interesting to read this obituary as I had not seen him in over 50 years. Sad to hear of his passing.

  9. Clare Comaschi Dec 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    To Karen and the David family. Such a beautiful tribute to Ray. Wishing you all comfort in amazing memories that will be shared often and certainly around the campfire. Sending love and hugs to all, Clare, Jack and Jimmy 💝

  10. John Sowyrda Dec 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    I’m so sorry! I remember a Christmas I spent at there house, before Kevin passed!! How sweet Ray and Jenny were to me!!! Again I’m so sorry

  11. Barbara Woolf Dec 28, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. I remember going camping and remember when he D J for David 50th birthday. He will be missed. My hearth goes out to you and the family 💙

  12. Mike (Scott) Guerriero Dec 29, 2020 at 11:38 am

    To the David family. I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. I wish I had the opportunity to meet him. Mike Guerriero

  13. Donna Potember Dec 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Karen and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your wonderful memories sustain you during this most difficult time. 😥😥💕💕

  14. Teri Levreault Dec 29, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It has a really tough year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  15. Vincent Tonello Dec 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time. May you find solace in your memories..

  16. Tricia Barradas Dec 29, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you Karen and your family for the loss of your brother Ray 🙏

  17. Marsha Marston Jan 4, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    He was a good man..a happy man..a gentle man….. when we ran into each other we’d reminisce about old times and catch up on family. Always his face would light up when he spoke of his own family. .
    Without a doubt I knew he would always be one step before them and one step behind. Rest easy. Ray.

  18. Batbara & Ron Ranck Jan 7, 2021 at 9:46 am

    You will be missed !

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