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July 7, 2011

David H. Meffan

WEYMOUTH, Mass. _ David H. Meffan, a resident of Cooperstown,  formerlyof Dorchester, Mass., passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth, Mass. He was 80.

A native of Massachusetts, he was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Boston, and resided in Dorchester.

He married Faye W. Meffan (nee Robertson) Nov. 30, 1974, in Boston. Faye died Jan. 21, 1994.

On Oct. 30, 1948, David enlisted in the United States Navy, and proudly served his country during the Korean War. For many years, he was employed as a corrections officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A resident of Cooperstown since 1981, David was an active and longtime member of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128.

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Meffan, of Charlestown, Mass.; two grandsons, Henry and Jonathan; a brother, Robert Meffan, of Middleboro, Mass.; three great-grandchildren; and a niece and several nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Grafton.

Visiting hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St., South Weymouth, Mass.

In Cooperstown, service arrangements, including burial with military honors in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index, are pending. Donations in memory of David may be made to N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Local arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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