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David Peter Mendes

September 23, 1955 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 63)

David (“Davey, Dave”) was born on Sept 23, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts to Sylvia Miles Costa and James Mendes (deceased). He was one of three children (James A. Mendes (deceased) and Anthony C. Costa - 55). On June 6th 2019 David sadly departed after battling a long term illness.


While growing up in the Ruggles Street Projects he formed many close relationships and his circle of friends grew when the family moved to Rosedale Street in Dorchester. He managed to maintain many of these relationships for over 40 years. After graduating from High School David was employed by a number of Boston firms such as Gillette and Polaroid. He had a craving to do something more meaningful. He applied and was accepted into the Boston Fire Department. David served 30 years as a very proud Boston Firefighter. He began his career out of Station 52 located at Franklin Field in Dorchester, Mass. and worked out of other Stations in Boston during his career.


David met the love of his life, Georgette Hicks shortly after joing the Fire Department and with whom he spent a good part of his adult life. They made their home in Salem, Mass where they raised a Daughter Daneshia/Murell and their extended family. David and Georgette enjoyed the pleasurable things in life such as fishing on Cape Cod from a boat, taking the catch home to clean, cook and dine on his catch. He loved dancing, visiting the Casino and being with family members as often as possible.


David leaves behind his devoted and beloved Wife Georgette Mendes, his loving Mother, Sylvia Costa, his Brother, Tony Costa and his daughter Daneshia and Husband Charles. He will also be gravely missed by his extended family Daughter La-Shawnda, his sons Julius and Robert, his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, as well as his many Cousins.


He always tried to help others no matter what the situation. Like his Brother James he tried to help others but he didn’t include himself, thus his serious health problems. He was a wonderful Husband, Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Cousin. He will be missed dearly and his memory will live on in all of us forever.

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