David C. Orcutt, 81, of Manchester, CT, beloved husband of 61 years to Sandra (Carson) Orcutt, passed away peacefully January 28, 2020. Born in Coventry to the late Franklin and Ida (McCarville) Orcutt, he attended Coventry schools and later pursued his passion for heavy equipment operating.
David was an extremely hard-working man. He worked for years at Shapiros and other construction companies in the area, later becoming a business owner of Advanced Pipe Pushing. Along with his love for work he was an avid rascal and NASCAR supporter that started at a young age and only grew stronger as the years went by.
He will be remembered for his huge heart for both his family and every stray cat that showed up at his door, as well as his kindness to everyone he met. He was loved by all and had a smile and sense of humor that could make anyone laugh.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his oldest son David Orcutt Jr., his brother William Orcutt and wife Lila Orcutt, and his other brother John Orcutt. David is survived by his wife, daughter Donna Phillips and son in law Steven Phillips of Broad Brook, son Brian Orcutt of Manchester, brother Edward Orcutt of New Hampshire, granddaughter Ashley Phillips and fiancé Kevin O’Kane of Tolland, grandson Michael Phillips of Broad Brook, great granddaughter Mia Phillips, and sister in-laws Beverly Carson, Rita Patten, Charlyne Carson-Hyde and Mary Orcutt. Along with his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends, he also leaves behind his amazing group of coffee shop guys from King Donut on Green Road in Manchester, that have become his extended family over the years.
Calling Hours will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT, with service to follow at funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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