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David J. Lindsay

December 4, 1936 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 82)


David J. Lindsay, 82, of Coventry, CT died on October 17, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. He was born on December 4, 1936 in Manchester, CT to the late Rupert Lindsay and Violet (Madden) Lindsay. He attended Manchester Public Schools, graduating from Manchester High School in 1954. He served in the USAF from 1954-1958. Upon his return to Manchester, he began a 33-year career at Hartford Electric Light Co., retiring in 1991. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, gardening, bird watching, camping, and going to the beach. He also enjoyed reading about local history. His first priority was always his family, whom he would help in any way he could.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Leonard) Lindsay, his daughters, Diana Chapdelaine (John), Jennifer Lindsay, and Claudia (Tom) Lerch, and his granddaughters Madison and McKenna Lerch. He is survived by his brother Robert Lindsay, his nephew Todd (Marisa) Lindsay, and three grandnephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James Lindsay. Also surviving him are his stepsons John (Diana) Chapdelaine, and David (Lynn) Chapdelaine, as well as step grandchildren Lynn Madson, Paul Chapdelaine, and Paul’s daughter, Isis Chapdelaine.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be private in East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society, To leave a message of condolence for his family, please visit   

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October 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Private Inurnment

East Cemetery, Manchester
240 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040


National Audubon Society

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