David Nicholas Meccariello

October 21, 1943 - May 29, 2016
David Nicholas Meccariello

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David Nicholas Meccariello of Williamsburg passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 29, 2016, at the age of 72. David was born on October 21, 1943 in Sharon, Connecticut and raised in Pine Plains, NY where he attended Pines Plains Central School.

David enlisted in the United States Navy in March, 1963 as a Gunner’s Mate Technician and served four Honorable years of active military service. After proudly serving his country, he continued working for the military as a civilian at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, in Yorktown, VA for 39 years upon his retirement in 2006. Never an idle man, he went back to work at Governor’s Land as a Mechanic until May, 2016. In addition to spending time with his wife (33 years) and family, who he deeply cherished, David was an avid landscaper and gardner throughout his life and a conservationist who loved nature. He was known as a man with a big heart, volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts of America as a Webelos leader of Pack 105, Scoutmaster of Troop 105, assisting with York River State Park’s “Clean the Bay”, and Unit Commissioner of the Colonial District. He also assisted with numerous missions with Williamsburg United Methodist Men for disaster relief.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Giacomo Meccariello Sr., and Ann Hoppner as well as his sister Pamela. Survivors include, his wife Cheri Meccariello; 5 children, Michael Gay Jr., Nichole Babcock (Mark), Jacqueline Caper (Omer), Patric Jones (Nathan Sr.), and Patrick Gay (Melissa); brothers, Jack Meccariello Jr., Herman Meccariello, and Kenneth Meccariello; and 17 grandchildren. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

We will miss you so much dad. You were known for all your composure, loyalty, unquestionable integrity, incredible work ethic, care, and compassion. A celebration of life will be held on Monday June 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council, 11834 Canon Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 or the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.



Monday, June 6, 2016

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  • June 10, 2016
    Kayla says:
    Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.

  • June 13, 2016
    Kim Oxley says:
    I am sorry to hear of David 's passing . He and I worked at JT warehouse a few years back. I will remember David as a man who truly loved his family he always spoke of them and shared lots of stories about his grandchildren . He was a nice person and always thought of others . I pray for the LORD to comfort his loved ones during this difficult time.

  • July 03, 2016
    Betty Greene says:
    Nickie and Jackie - I am so sorry about David passing. He was a very unique person - He was always a part of our family and I will always remember when Kenny was so sick, David would come to the Hospice House and visit with him every day. They both respected each other and enjoy talking about one thing or another. I will think of him from time to time and I want both of you to know that I love each one of you and your families very much. GOD BLESS Aunt Betty