David Mort, a life-long resident of Mattapoisett, MA died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 58.
David was born on May 29th 1962. He graduated from the North Adams State College (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) in 1984 with a degree in Communications/English. For 25 years he worked as a truck driver, and for six years he worked at the Steamship Authority before retiring in 2018. On July 11th 1998, he married Susan Souza, the love of his life.
Dave had a passion for life and enjoyed being outdoors. He especially loved the summer and spending time at the beach with his friends swimming and kayaking. Dave took daily walks on local trails with his family and dog (his four-legged son) Charlie. His family always enjoyed the familiar sounds of him watching his favorite T.V. shows at night, M.A.S.H, 30 Rock, the Simpsons and Hogan’s Heroes. With his preference in comedic shows, his goal in every conversation was to get you to laugh and/or smile. He enjoyed listening to music and was a self-taught drummer who played in many bands throughout his lifetime. With his laid-back demeanor and easy smile, he was a friend to all and generous to a fault. He loved his children so much that he would put a lighthouse lamp in the front window every night so they could always find their way home when they went out at night. It became a symbol of how much he loved them. It is a tradition his family continues so David can always find his way home too. Dave never outgrew his childhood interests of space exploration and his all-time favorite movie, the Wizard of Oz. Dave was just as whimsical, colorful and heartful as the film and the Tinman was his favorite character.
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.” -The Wizard of Oz
David is survived by his mother, Polly Mort of Mattapoisett, his wife, Susan (Souza) Mort; his children, his son Nicholas Weckesser, his daughter Lauryn Mort and his son Ethan Mort, all of Mattapoisett; his sister Joanna Robbins and her husband Tom from Rehoboth, his sister Polly MacDonald and her partner Bruce Farrington from Attleboro, and his brother Jonathon Mort from Mattapoisett. He is also survived by his nieces and a nephew, Erin MacDonald from Attleboro, Andrea Robbins of Boston, Marcie Araujo of New Bedford and Brett Robbins of Dighton.
He is predeceased by father, John Mort.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Due to the ongoing Pandemic, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett.
Flowers and condolences may be sent to 110 Acushnet Rd, Mattapoisett, Ma 02739