David Dearborn, 80, beloved husband of Mary (Riley) Dearborn with whom he had shared 39 years of marriage, died peacefully on June 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.
Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Frederick M. and Pauline (Moore) Dearborn. He was raised in Wenham, a graduate of St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., and earned his degree from Harvard College, class of 1959. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his law degree.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Mr. Dearborn had been employed for 25 years as a fundraiser for Harvard College, until the time of his retirement in 2003. Prior to that he had worked as a trust officer at the State Street Bank in Boston.
Surviving him are two sons, Chris Dearborn and his wife, Heidi of Wenham, and Fred Dearborn of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his daughter, Molly Cook of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Matty Dearborn and Emily Dearborn, both of Wenham; two brothers, Alex Dearborn and his wife, Danna of Kittery Point, Maine; and Philip Dearborn and his spouse, Mark, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; along with several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Active in the community, he was a member of several local boards. David was a humble and honorable man of great integrity. He was one of a handful of fourth-generation members of the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton. One of his great loves was visiting the family camp in the Adirondacks where he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Mr. Dearborn traveled extensively with his wife Mary and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan; David is now gazing over Fenway Park from heaven.
His services will be private. Arrangements made by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. If you wish to make a contribution, President and Fellows of Harvard College, David Dearborn Director's Discretionary Fund, Harvard University, P.O. Box 419209, Boston, MA 02241-9209. Online condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on June 12, 2018