In Memoriam David Pritchard ‘54

The Rev. David G. Pritchard, Class of 1954, died peacefully on May 26, 2018 in Wallingford, CT at the age of 90. Known to most as Fr. Pritchard, or Fr. David, he served parishes in Lowell, MA, Madison, FL, Augusta, Americus, and Savannah, GA, and East Berlin and Waterbury, CT.

Born in Washington, DC on December 12, 1927, Pritchard was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Catholic University in Washington, DC, before attending General. He also served in the US Army for a short time between high school and college. He was instrumental in starting the Episcopal Cursillo movement in the Diocese of Connecticut. In addition to serving the Lord for 64 years, David also enjoyed community theater, and gardening. He was also the editor of the diocesan newspapers in Georgia and Connecticut. He was a life member of the Danbury Garden Club and served on both the state and national boards of the Federated Garden Clubs of America.

Pritchard is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Helen Hollis Pritchard, and their children, and daughters-in-law: Elizabeth Tamiso, David and Angela Pritchard, Robert and Marianne Pritchard, and Ruth Pritchard. He was known as Granddaddy to twelve grandchildren: Jay Tamiso, Emily Jensen, David IX, Paul (deceased), Michelle, and Adriana Pritchard; Rob, Christopher, and Katie Pritchard, and Matthew and Sabrina, and Seth Pritchard, and to five cherished great-grandchildren: Xoe Tamiso, Damir, Amber and James Pritchard, and Robert O. Pritchard III "Trip". Their memories of their husband, Daddy and Granddaddy will fill their hearts forever. Alleluia, He is Risen. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire, CT, beginning at 10:30 a.m.