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David C. Hood

Loving partner, brother, uncle, cousin and friend;

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of David Campbell Hood on June 1, 2021.

David was born in Lowell, Ma September 17, 1970 and raised in Dracut, Ma. He has left us much to soon.  He joins his late cherished parents Barbara (Hood) & Robert J. Angluin and his beloved brother Mark David Hood, who passed on August 6, 2020.  We take solace knowing they are reunited in heaven.

He leaves behind his life partner Julie DiGirolamo & their “daughter” dog: Willow Rose of Wilmington, his sister Karen (Hood) LaFramboise & her husband Mark of Dracut, his niece Courtney (Dalphond) Giordano, her husband David and their two daughters Chloe and Sydney of Billerica.  He is also survived by his aunt Rose Marie Prescott of NH, his Godmother Judy Kostoulakos of NH, his large and loving stepfamily: the Angluin’s & their families, and many cousins. He nurtured and cherished lifelong friendships:   Kevin & Allie Sgro and Paul & Jen Moreira and many other dear friends, locally and in many parts of the country.

David was a very gifted athlete throughout his life and spent his early years pursuing a career in an “unknown” sport now called MMA. He helped to bring this style of fighting to Massachusetts and upon retiring spent many years teaching and mentoring other young athletes.  His famous teaching line, “things should be felt before they are seen” and “Learn to see and be within yourself” has been repeated often in people’s recollections of his beliefs.

In life, he was a VERY bright light!  Anyone who spent time and got to know David was rewarded with a loyal friendship, protection and sometimes… to much fun!  For those he loved, they will miss his powerful style of loving.  You could see it in his eyes and feel it in his intense hugs.  David was a deep thinker, a passionate man and appreciated solitude to practice his devotion to his arts.

In his older years David enjoyed a long and loving relationship with Julie and their dog, often playing his guitars at Rye Beach.  He became a quiet man and yearned for peace, which he found with his small family.  He enjoyed watching his loved ones as he often engaged in “Facebook watching” unbeknownst to them.  He will be deeply missed and always loved, by those who cherished him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 6 to 9 P.M. at Friends Restaurant, 350 Market St. in Lowell, MA. Please feel free to come by and help us pay tribute to David’s memory. E-condolences may be sent to: www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.


Condolences (5)
  • Lisa Sinatra and Chris Harkins  - Our deepest sympathy
    To Julie and David’s friends and family. Although I met David only a couple of times, he was warm and welcoming, and shared easy and comfortable conversation. It was a true pleasure to meet him and know that he made my dearest friend very happy. Chris and I are so sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathies are with you as you celebrate his life. Sending all our prayers and wishes for time to help heal the pain you must be feeling. Love and best wishes to you, Lisa Sinatra and Christopher Harkins
  • Jo-Ellen Sanders
    So sorry to hear of David's passing. I know he will be missed.
  • Dina Sinatra Reeves  - With deepest sympathies
    Julie and family So sorry for your loss thinking of you often rest in peace
  • Trish Carroll McMoarn
    Deepest Condolences, So very sorry for your loss. May God be with you, and your family, and may he give you strength at this difficult time.
  • Joanne McGilvery  - My Cousin
    This is a loving obituary. I am comforted knowing that David was so loved. In my memories of David he was a beautiful little boy who grew to be a handsome man. God bless and Godspeed David.
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