David “Butch” McIntyre, 93, of Newtonville passed away on April 13, 2022 at Stone Rehabilitation in Newton after a brief illness. Dave was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Martha (McElroy) McIntyre. He is survived by his twelve children: David and his wife Michelle, Virginia and her husband Timothy Ward, Kathleen and her husband Dale Bishop, Kevin, Brian and his wife Donna, Trish and her husband Paul Sampson, Richard and his wife Karen, Susan and her husband Lee Waxman, Mary, Christopher and his wife Mercé, Elizabeth and her husband John Cotter, and Michael and his wife Kelly. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He leaves behind his loving sister Margaret Weinstock and sister-in-law Marguerite L. (Millette) McIntyre. He was also the brother of the late Marianna Burke, Dr. Robert Edward McIntyre, Dr. Kevin Michael McIntyre and Ronald Anthony McIntyre.
David was a proud graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Hill) High School, where he met his future wife Martha in his junior year. After a brief stint at Boston College, he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska as a radio operator until his honorable discharge in September 1953. Upon returning home he attended the night program at Northeastern University where he achieved a B.B.A. degree.
David held a number of positions over the years to support his growing family including employment at MIT Lincoln Laboratories, the Employment and Economic Policy Administration, E.D.I.C. and at Communities for People, Inc. He found his most cherished calling in service to others, and volunteered for two decades as a counselor for Rescue, Incorporated, a suicide prevention hotline founded by the late Fr. Kenneth Murphy. David is credited with having saved many lives. He also volunteered as an usher at Our Lady Help of Christians Church for over 40 years. He and Martha enjoyed their membership in the Gold Band Club at Our Lady’s.
In his waning years nothing delighted David more than visits with his children, keeping up with the accomplishments of the grandchildren, relaxing with his crossword puzzles, petting his canine friends Loki and Buddy and catching a breeze on his porch.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton followed by interment with US Army Military Honors in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting hours will be in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., Newton Corner on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Dave’s name to Mass. Citizens for Life https://www.masscitizensforlife.org/ or The Animal Rescue League https://www.arlboston.org/.
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