David R. Sidilou

  • Born: March 27, 1927
  • Died: February 13, 2016
  • Location: New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

David R. Sidilou, 88 of Manchester, died February 13, 2016 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was surrounded by his loving family.

David was born on March 27, 1927 in Leominster, MA., a son of Frank D. and Marquerite Sidilou. He will be sorely missed by his brother Roger, wife Joan, and his sisters Barbara, Jean, Doris and Marie (predeceased).

He graduated from Leominster High School and Feener Technical School of Boston. He professioned as a plastics engineer for U.S. Plastics Corp as a Vice President, plant engineer and superintendent for over 30 years. David also served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War 2, was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name of St. Pius V, and was a boy scout leader.

David played semi-professional AAA baseball and continued his passion for baseball by coaching Babe Ruth for many years. During retirement, he could often be found golfing, traveling the country and the world, woodworking, gardening, and was an excellent Snow Bird for over 20 years in Florida. He was an accomplished woodworker and woodturner.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean A. (Jacobs) Sidilou; four children, Paul R. Sidilou, of Peabody, MA, Donna J. (Sidilou) Tondreau and husband Thomas, of Penacook, NH, Peter D. Sidilou and wife Diana, of Amesbury, and Susan C. (Sidilou) Eldred, of Peabody MA.

David had eight grandchildren, Daniel (predeceased), Jennifer, Jason, Nicole, Steven (predeceased), Shawna, Derek, and Janelle and six great-grandchildren; Michael, David, Nicholas, Isabelle, Samuel, and Griffin.

The Sidilou family would like to send their thanks to both the Elliot Hospital Emergency Room in Manchester, NH and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH for his outstanding care during his final moments.

His most famous words to live by, “You’re not listening, you don't understand. Let me explain.”

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 575 Candia Roadin Manchester, NH. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Manchester, NH Food Bank and/or the charity of one’s choice.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Truly a great man, and will be missed by all. Also by his Snow Bird friends.

Posted by Helen Deslaurier - Renfrew,Ontario Canada   February 23, 2016


We are sorry to hear about Dave's passing.  Every time we saw him at church he always had a smile. He has gone through a lot recently but

that smile was always welcoming.  He will be remembered in our prayers.

Posted by Shaun & Jeanine Scanlon    February 19, 2016

To Jean and all my dear cousins,

I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle.  Always quick with a smile and a warm embrace.  We are all so fortunate to have had him in our lives as a brother, father, uncle and dad.  My thoughts and prayers are with him and all of you.


Posted by Joyce Levesque    February 15, 2016