Cartwright Funeral Homes


THOMPSON, David James, lifelong resident of Braintree, passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2023, at the age of 37. Born in Boston, Dave graduated from Braintree High School, Class of 2003. He attended the University of New Hampshire, then ultimately went on to graduate from Bridgewater State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. David worked for his entire career for the Town of Braintree, most recently as a foreman in the Cemetery and Grounds Division of the Public Works Department.  He was an extremely hard worker, and so loyal and caring that he would move mountains to help his friends and family. In his free time, he was an avid sports fan who loved football and basketball.  David also loved music, animals, and spending time with loved ones.  A devoted son, brother, uncle and friend, David will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. David was the beloved son of Frederick and Marsha (DiBona) Thompson of Braintree. Devoted brother of John Thompson of Quincy and Maria Cortez and her husband Daniel of Braintree. Cherished uncle of Nicolas Cortez and William Cortez. At the request of the family, services will be private. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, Braintree. To leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit The Thompson family would like to thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support and kindness. We take great comfort in knowing how many lives David has touched.

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