David W. Barclay, 71, of Mattapoisett died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at home after a brief illness surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Callaghan) Barclay.
Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late George and Gladys (Hall) Barclay, he lived in Fairhaven most of his life before moving to Mattapoisett. He enjoyed wintering in Naples, FL.
He was formerly employed as a firefighter with the New Bedford Fire Department for 13 years while working as a real estate agent with Hughes & Carey Century 21. He was later employed as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley for 28 years until his retirement.
Dave enjoyed golfing, sailing and skiing.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Betsy; his son, Christopher D. Barclay and his wife Laura of Mattapoisett; his daughter, Meghan C. Barclay of Fairhaven; two brothers, Kenneth Barclay and his wife Pamela of Ft. Pierce, FL and Rev. George Barclay and his wife Kathleen of Warwick, RI; his sister, Linda Visco and her husband Louis of Yarmouth; his grandson, Jackson Barclay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM. Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support brain cancer research and mailed to P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or online at www.dana-farber.org/gift. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.