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David S. CochranJanuary 31, 1933 ~ February 8, 2017 (age 84)
WINCHENDON - David S. Cochran, 84, of 86 Elmwood Road, died peacefully Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Baldwinville Nursing Home, with his family at his side.
He was born in Winchendon on January 31, 1933, son of the late Roger W. and Olive V. (Graton) Cochran and was a 1951 graduate of Murdock High School. He furthered his education, attending Fitchburg State College.
Dave worked as a senior designer for General Electric, where he was assigned to its nuclear submarine division. He designed turbine engines, compressors and destroyers. He worked for 43 years until his retirement. Dave was a member of the United Parish, Winchendon JC's , GE Engineering Club and GE Quarter Century Club. His hobbies were woodworking and technical drawing. He built the house, which was his present residence. Dave was a member of the Memorial Building of Old Murdock.
His wife of 53 years, Helene E. (LaFortune) Cochran, died last year. He leaves three brothers, Roger W. Cochran Jr, Paul A. Cochran and Bruce G. Cochran, all of Winchendon and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.. Three brothers, Stephen E. Cochran, Donald Cochran and Philip G. Cochran preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. The Rev. F. Calvin Miller will officiate. A calling hour will precede the funeral Saturday from 1 to 2 P.M.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Parish, 39 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.