David Autote

David Robert Autote

Sunday, April 13th, 1947 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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David Robert Autote, 73, passed on to be with the Lord Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.
He was born April 13, 1947 in Providence, RI to parents Ivy (Allen) and Omer Autote. David was the husband of Elaine (Leitao) Autote. They were married in Warwick, R.I. on November 23,1968. They spent a year in Athens, Greece after David entered the United States Air Force in 1968. After his honorable discharge as a SSgt in 1972, David completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Roger Williams University in 1980.
He worked as a Medical Device Engineer for 40 years and retired from Getinge Corporation (formerly Atrium) in Merrimack in 2017. During that time, David was co-holder of two patents for life-saving medical devices.
David was a member of Community Chapel Church of the Nazarene and the Society of Plastic Engineers. He enjoyed photography, with his favorite subjects being flowers, birds and lighthouses. David was also known as “Mr. Fix-it”. His workshop was his pride and joy and he loved figuring out how to fix things and working wood into furniture. Trips to the beach were another one of his “loves”, followed by a treat from Lago’s Ice Cream in Portsmouth, NH. David was a devoted Christian man and his devotion to God was evident in his very nature. He has passed on his love of the Lord and his many passions to his kids and grandkids. A devoted family man, David always made time to be with his family.
David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine M. Autote, his children Christopher D. Autote and wife Lorie, Kelly A. Pittman and husband James, Cory D. Autote and wife Laura. Also, nine grandchildren Nicholas, Alexander, Samuel, Benjamin, Elijah, and Margaret Pittman, Drew, Evan, and Ian Autote, a sister Janice Johnson and three nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in David’s name to the Hospice House 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054 as a memorial donation to help families in financial need.

SERVICES: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”. (603-883-3401)
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    NH State Veteran's Cemetery (Private)
    110 Daniel Webster Highway
    Boscaween, NH 03303
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Donations are being accepted for: Community Hospice House.


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Karen Bonin

Posted at 12:28pm
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Autote family. Although I did not know Mr. Autote personally, I had the privilege of teaching two of his grandsons, as well as having his dear wife Elaine as a classroom volunteer. From those experiences, I know he was blessed with a beautiful and loving family. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Bonin

Susan Robidoux

Posted at 10:06am
I worked with Dave at Atrium and learned very quickly he was a wonderful person. So pleasant and nice to be around. He was missed when he retired. I ran into him at the gas station in Wilton and he was enjoying retirement and seemed very happy. So sorry to hear of this.

Ralph Gillis

Posted at 08:34am
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Autote family. I understand that the last year or so has been difficult but there is always some solace in knowing that our loved ones are not longer suffering and have moved on to be with God and I know that David was welcomed with open arms.
I really enjoyed my time working alongside David during our time at Atrium Medical. David was always hard working and was a joy to work with. He was always bragging about his kids and grandkids and it was clear that he cherished his family more than anything.
My wife, Elizabeth and I, extend our sympathies to you, Elaine, and your kids and granddkids during this emotional time. The Atrium team was a very close knit group who always looked out for each other and I can assure you that there is much love and prayers being sent your way. God Bless you all.

Ralph Gillis

John Posted at 04:32pm

I worked with Dave at Atrium for many years and found him to be a hard working, honest and dedicated engineers. Never seemed driven by ego or pride but merely to honor and respect his peers. I man of integrity who will be remembered as one of the best. I am thrilled that he is saved and that he is with his creator.

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