David R. Packard

David R. Packard

Submitted by his Wife

David Packard suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a medical call the previous day. A 14-year veteran‚ he had also served with the East Swanzey Fire Department. David owned and operated Packard Plumbing and Heating in North Swanzey‚ and had previously worked with Lawrence Brothers Plumbing and Heating.

A four-year varsity high school football player‚ he was instrumental in establishing the weightlifting room and program at Monadnock Regional High School‚ his alma mater. David was a member of Gordon-Bissell American Legion Post 4 in Keene‚ New Hampshire. He enjoyed softball and camping. David was an avid NASCAR fan and Harley-Davidson motorcyclist.

David especially loved spending time with his children‚ family‚ and friends. He was survived by his wife‚ Heidi (Wyckoff) Packard; his children‚ Stephanie and Alisha Packard and Kirk and Kate Mattson; his sisters‚ Patty Parker and Donna McLean; and extended family.

David will always be remembered for his practical jokes‚ willingness to help anyone and for his ability to brighten anyone’s day. He was famous for putting things in people’s pockets‚ be the first one to step up and ask what needs to be done or gather you up for a ‘group hug.’

David was very dedicated to his wife‚ 4 children‚ family and friends. Through life people come and go‚ but with David it was different. No matter what the story or circumstances were he would still be there‚ years later‚ to give you that much needed support. His six foot three inch presence could solve many problems with his gentle hold and comforting words.

David will forever be in our hearts and souls and is missed deeply every second of every day.