He was born in Worcester, the son of Lionel and Anna (Papagno) Houde. David attended Hudson Public Schools and graduated from Hudson High School, class of 1969.
He leaves his loving wife of 43 years, Jane E. (Porrazzo) Houde; two sons, Ryan Houde and Timothy Houde and his girlfriend Jackie Adams, all of Hudson; two brothers, James Houde of Hudson and Albert Houde of Villages, Fla.; his grandson, Logan; and his “like a son,” Michael McCormack and his family, Rachel and Sadie Mae. He was predeceased by his sister, Debra Houde.
David owned and operated the Bolton Country Cupboard and the Lake Boon General Store, as well as several other successful businesses before retiring due to illness. He coached Hudson Youth Baseball for many years and was a member of the Marlboro Country Club where he enjoyed playing in leagues with friends.
David loved his family and enjoyed spending summers at the family home on Drakes Island in Maine, and winters in Villages, Fla. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 4-7 p.m., in the Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Funeral services for David will be held Wednesday, April 19 from the funeral home, with a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018, or a charity of one’s choice.