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David Marshall Romsey

David Marshall Romsey, 82, of Randolph, formerly of Stoughton and Malden, passed away on February 8, 2021 at the Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center in Milton, MA.  Devoted and loving brother of Roberta “Bobbie” (Romsey) Bloom, of Randolph; dear uncle of Michael and Linda Bloom of Framingham and Elayne and Douglas Fodeman of Marblehead; and great uncle of Amy Bloom of Framingham, Ari Fodeman of Decatur Georgia, and Lauren and Thomas Dvorak of Essex Junction Vermont.

David was the son of Samuel Romsey and Esther (Levine) Romsey. Born in Malden, he enjoyed spending times with his first cousins, working at the gas station in Everett that was owned and operated by his father and Uncle Myer Itzkowitz, and working as a soda jerk at Malden’s Thur Drug Store.  It was here that he learned to work hard, serving the public, talking with people, and being helpful and kind.  These traits stayed with him his entire life as he was always there to help his family, as well as Temple Beth Am’s Bingo program in Randolph.  After graduating from Malden High School David went on to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. After MCP, David joined the Air Force Reserves, after which he started his career as the proud owner of Capitol Pharmacy in Peabody, and later worked for a number of private drugstores in the Mission Hill area of Boston and in Quincy.

In later years, David found great success with the Massachusetts State Lottery and would share his winnings with his sister Bobbie. He was particularly fond of his nieces and nephews with whom he shared his pun humor, the need for this world to be kind and courteous, submarine sandwiches, and lottery tickets.  Plus, he loved to wear his caps and suspenders!

A private burial service will take place at Sharon Memorial Park.  Shiva will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple B’Nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021, or Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center, 597 Randolph Ave., Milton MA 02186, or MGH Development Office, Attn: Christina Ferraiolo, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114, or Simon C. Fireman Community, 640 N. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368.


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