We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at SALVATORE Rocco & Sons Funeral Homes Inc.
David Wilkins Eidle Jr., 28, of Everett, formerly of Middleton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday July 16, 2022, just 2 days before his 29th birthday.
David was born in Boston, MA on July 18, 1993, son of David and Ivy Eidle, and resided in Middleton, until relocating to Everett 5 years ago. After graduating from Masconomet Regional High School in 2011, David furthered his education at Hofstra University where he graduated with a BS in Accounting in 2015.
Hockey was David’s passion from the very young age of 4. He began his hockey career with Everett Youth Hockey, continuing with the Masconomet Youth and Select programs, Masconomet Regional High School Varsity, and finally with Hofstra University. Through hockey, David made lasting friendships, and he acquired drive and determination that he carried with him in all aspects of his life. After graduating college, he continued to follow his passion playing in local men’s leagues with his friends and coworkers.
Also at Hofstra, David learned the value of brotherhood when he joined his college fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, ultimately becoming the Chapter's treasurer. He is remembered fondly by his fraternity brothers as the most loved, kindest, most generous, and by far the funniest member of the fraternity.
During the summer between his Junior and Senior year at Hofstra, David was offered an internship with the prestigious CPA firm, AAFCPAs. He was subsequently offered a permanent position with the firm at the end of his internship tenure. David became a valued employee from the start as a staff accountant, and continued to work his way up the ranks. His work ethic and dedication to the firm did not go unnoticed, and he was most recently promoted to Audit Manager, in recognition of his work. David will be remembered by his co-workers and superiors as a class act, always willing to help and collaborate with anyone. He was very loyal to the firm and because of his knowledge, he became the go-to person to many.
David’s most precious times were spent with his family. He was a protective big brother to his two sisters, Darcy and Dayna, whom he loved dearly. David enjoyed socializing and vacationing with them, along with his future brother-in law, Chris Briggs, cousin, Aubrey O’Keefe, and the love of his life, Michelle Berganza. Family gatherings on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve were David’s favorite days of the year because of all the family traditions. He loved nothing more than spending time with his cousins and the entire extended family, laughing, eating, and reminiscing about all the hysterical family antics. David also had a special place in his heart for his two furry canine friends, Brady and Oliver.
Aruba became his second home, traveling every April with his family, and meeting friends with whom he remained in close contact throughout his life. He also loved spending time at Sebago Lake at the Valentine Compound where he had some of his most memorable times.
David was an avid Boston sports fan, particularly the Patriots and Bruins. He loved tailgating with his family and friends at both Patriots and Boston College Football games, and attended many games cheering on his beloved teams. David will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his infectious laugh, his radiant smile, his caring nature and kind heart, but mostly for his unwavering loyalty and love for his family and friends.
David is survived by his adoring parents, David and Ivy Eidle; cherished sisters Darcy and Dayna Eidle; grandfather William Eidle, Aunt Kellie (and Walter) Miller, Uncle John (and Anne Marie) O’Keefe, Uncle Paul (and Jean) Eidle, Aunt Kirsten (and Peter) Barkman. David was the oldest of his four cousins, Kayla and Luke Eidle, Aubrey O’Keefe and Nathan Barkman. He is predeceased by his grandparents John and Carole O’Keefe, and his grandmother Nancy Eidle.
David's funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, MA at 9:00 am on Saturday, July 23rd, followed by a funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett MA at 10:00 am. Friends and relatives are invited to attend visiting hours at the Rocco Funeral Home on Friday, July 22nd from 4-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s memory by check to the David W. Eidle Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o M & T Bank, 1 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923, or electronically to The David W Eidle, Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund, organized by Andrew Delory