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David W. Barnard, 97 Veteran
February 07, 2024


West Boylston: David W. Barnard, 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife of 34 years Sue C. (Kittredge) Barnard; four children- Carolyn Barnard Peterson and her husband Michael of Mendon, Craig Barnard and his wife Charlene of Chicago, Christopher Barnard and his wife Patricia of Worcester, and Curtis Barnard and his wife Deborah of Worcester; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by 3 siblings- Alice Barnard Record, Mason "Pat" Barnard, and Robert Barnard.

David was born in Worcester, son of the late Mason and Edith (Johnson) Barnard. He attended the old Adams Square School in Worcester where as ‘Lefty Barnard’ he pitched the team to the finals in June 1941, and attended Governor Dummer Academy (now the Governor's Academy) in South Byfield, MA, where in 2006 he received a diploma in a ceremony recognizing those who had left to serve in WWII. While at Governor Dummer, he was on the school's wrestling team and his coach, Art Seager, called him the best in his weight class.

He attended Clark University and was awarded honorary membership of the class of 1961 from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine in 2006. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII in the Po Valley and North Apennine campaigns in Italy. He owned and operated Barnard Real Estate Company from 1951 until his retirement in 2006.

David was a member of St. Michaels on the Heights Episcopal Church and served on many boards and committees in the real estate community in Worcester County, including the Worcester Industrial Development Financing Authority, Worcester Rent Review Board, Board of Directors of the Worcester Multiple Listing Service, charter shareholder of the MLS PIN, and as a liaison to the MA Board of Real Estate Appraisers. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Worcester County Mechanics Association in restoring Mechanics Hall, and received the designation of Realtor Emeritus in 2007 for his service as a realtor.

He enjoyed traveling, cruises, vacations to his seasonal home in Maine, and creating both oil and water color paintings.

A calling hour will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 10-11 a.m. in St. Michaels on the Heights Church 340 Burncoat St. Worcester. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial with Military Honors will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in David's memory should please give to a charity of their choosing. To leave an online condolence message please click guestbook link.

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Worcester, MA 01605