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David Robert Autote

Jul 14, 2020

David Robert Autote, 73, passed on to be with the Lord Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.

He was born April 13, 1947 in Providence, RI to parents Ivy (Allen) and Omer Autote. David was the husband of Elaine (Leitao) Autote. They were married in Warwick, R.I. on November 23,1968. They spent a year in Athens, Greece after David entered the United States Air Force in 1968. After his honorable discharge as a SSgt in 1972, David completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Roger Williams University in 1980.

He worked as a Medical Device Engineer for 40 years and retired from Getinge Corporation (formerly Atrium) in Merrimack in 2017. During that time, David was co-holder of two patents for life-saving medical devices.

David was a member of Community Chapel Church of the Nazarene and the Society of Plastic Engineers. He enjoyed photography, with his favorite subjects being flowers, birds and lighthouses. David was also known as “Mr. Fix-it”. His workshop was his pride and joy and he loved figuring out how to fix things and working wood into furniture. Trips to the beach were another one of his “loves”, followed by a treat from Lago’s Ice Cream in Portsmouth, NH. David was a devoted Christian man and his devotion to God was evident in his very nature. He has passed on his love of the Lord and his many passions to his kids and grandkids. A devoted family man, David always made time to be with his family.

David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine M. Autote, his children Christopher D. Autote and wife Lorie, Kelly A. Pittman and husband James, Cory D. Autote and wife Laura. Also, nine grandchildren Nicholas, Alexander, Samuel, Benjamin, Elijah, and Margaret Pittman, Drew, Evan, and Ian Autote, a sister Janice Johnson and three nieces and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in David’s name to the Hospice House in Merrimack, as a memorial donation to help families in financial need.

SERVICES: Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.