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David Marc Harmon
May 5, 1967 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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We sadly announce the passing of David Marc Harmon, better known as Dave, who was born on May 5, 1967, and left us on August 8, 2023. Dave was a man who knew how to make the best out of life, always finding the humor in any situation, and he would want us to do the same as we remember him.
Born in Hartford Hospital, Dave was the son of Frances Harmon and the late Dana Harmon. He grew up surrounded by a loving family, including his brother and sisters, Dana Harmon, Susie Harmon, Donna Dooman, and Pamela Willis. Later in life, he was blessed with two nephews, Joshua Willis and Matthew Dooman, a niece, Lauren Dooman, and with two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Jamie Harmon, who brought joy and laughter into his world.
Dave graduated from Cheney Tech, a trade school where he honed his skills that would later light up many homes and lives. He was a partner to his friend Dean Poulin in their shared electrical company. Their partnership was not just about wires and circuits, but about illuminating the community with their hard work and dedication.
Dave had a knack for making people feel loved. His sense of humor was electric, much like his profession. He could light up a room with a single joke, and his laughter was infectious. He was generous to a fault, always ready to lend a helping hand, set up a new board game, indulge in a fun excursion, or share one of his old-time arcade games to brighten your day. He was thoughtful, always considering others before himself. He was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back, or at least trade it for a good conversation.
In his free time, Dave was a man of simple pleasures. He loved playing golf in honor of his father, listening to the radio, tuning in to that old-time rock and roll or the latest comedy show. He enjoyed spending time with his pups, who were always ready to sprawl out on the couch while watching a Vikings Game or an Adam Sandler movie. But above all, he cherished spending time with his family, creating memories filled with laughter and love.
Dave passed away at his home in East Hartford. His departure was much like his life, unexpected and full of surprises. We can almost hear him saying, "Just livin’ the dream!" as he faced his final moments with the same humor and grace that characterized his life.
As we remember Dave, let's not focus on his departure, but on the life he lived. He was a man who made the world a brighter place, one joke, and one electrical job at a time. His legacy will live on in the laughter and love he shared with all who knew him.
So, here's to Dave, a man who knew how to live life to the fullest and make us laugh along the way. As we say our goodbyes, we can almost hear his voice, cracking a joke or offering a comforting word. He would not want us to mourn, but to remember him with smiles on our faces, and laughter in our hearts.
In honor of Dave, let's keep the laughter going. After all, laughter is the best way to keep the lights on. Farewell, Dave. You will be missed, but your light will continue to sing in our hearts.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for visitation at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester on Thursday, August 17th from 4-7 PM. Burial is to follow at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield on Friday, August 18th at 11:30 AM. To view Dave’s tribute page or leave an online condolence, please visit holmeswatkins.com.