David Owen Averette Sr. of Southold died suddenly at home on January 5, 2017. He was 80 years old.
He was born in Southold on June 10, 1936 to Mildred (Kolymago) and Owen Witt Averette and was a graduate of Southold High School.
Dave initially worked with his father at Averette’s Gas Station in Southold before embarking on a career of 32 years as a mechanic with Grumman in Calverton.
In his free time, he enjoyed crossword puzzles. He was a real handyman and very mechanically inclined said family members.
Predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Patricia (Brooks) on June 6, 1999, he is survived by four children and their spouses: Doreen Fitzpatrick (Dan) of Georgia, David O. Averette Jr. (Stacy) of Iowa, Duane Averette (Allison) of New Hampshire and Drew Averette (Karen) of Southold; a brother Swanson Averette of Hawaii; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Dave’s name.