In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree or plant in memory of Dave and his love for nature. n in Waterbury, CT in 1958 on New Year’s Eve. His friends and family have countless stories showcasing his headstrong behavior during his youth. He was kicked out of many schools growing up because he and his educators did not always see eye to eye, but ultimately graduated from Wilby High School. He was always very athletic, winning myriad awards for his Waterbury YMCA Swim Team.
He worked most of his life as a printing press operator for Eastern Color and The Wall Street Journal. He was an incredibly talented self-taught landscaper, carpenter, and mason. This led him to start his own business, Grindstone Properties, LLC in which he bought, renovated, and sold properties.
He always loved nature, the outdoors, hiking, skiing, and dirt bike riding. In his free time, he enjoyed playing pool and pinball with his wife Linda. As he got older, he mellowed out but was still the life of the party. His backyard parties would have the best bon fires, fireworks, and tractor rides for the kids. He became an awesome “Grandpa Dave” to his two grandchildren. He had unique taste in home décor, filled with antiques, hand-made furniture, meticulous stone work, and his unforgettable skull collection.
He is predeceased in death by his parents Richard and Frances (Girdzijauskas) Weyman; sister Carol Weyman Mull; and niece Katherine Frances Lopez. He leaves behind his wife Linda S. Champagne of Somers; his daughter Jessica Weyman Tutolo and her husband Greg of Glastonbury; his stepson Michael Champagne and his wife Jenna of East Windsor; his sister Janet Weyman Lopez of Lowell, MA; his beloved grandchildren James and Benjamin Tutolo (or “Jams” and “Been Jammin’” as he preferred to call them). He had many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours or services at this time. Instead, there will be a celebration of life reminiscent of his legendary back yard parties sometime Spring or Summer 2021 when it is safe to do so.
In leiu of flowers, please consider planting a tree or plant in memory of Dave and his love for nature.
For information or condolences, please contact his daughter at firstname.lastname@example.org