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David I Herr Sr.

December 16, 1947 — August 30, 2022



WINCHENDON – David I. Herr Sr., 74, of Winchendon, died Tuesday morning, August 30, 2022 in the comfort of his home, after a long battle of cancer.

He was born in Winchendon on December 16, 1947, son of the late Paul Herr Sr. and Elizabeth (Lord) Herr. 

David loved the outdoors.  His greatest pleasure was farming and raising animals, as well as maintaining his vegetable garden and fruit orchard.

David worked for New England Wooden Ware for 50 years and one day until his retirement in 2015.

He leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Lorrie (Burgess) (Drozdowski) Herr; his children, David Herr Jr. and wife Heidi of Royalston, Nicole Parmenter and husband Danny of Winchendon, Yvette Parmenter of New Ipswich, NH, Shawn Herr and wife Nina of Winchendon and stepson Adam Drozdowski and wife Tammy of PA; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  He also leaves behind his twin brother Donald Herr of Westminster; sisters, Louise Brewer and Cindy Parks, both of Winchendon and Linda Dembek of Gardner; his sisters-in-law, Holly Worsham and Vicki Lafrenniere, brother in law Richard Burgess and father and mother-in-law, Richard and May Burgess.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest brother, Paul Herr Sr.

He will remain in our hearts forever.

At David’s request, there are no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to ASPCA, or to Care Central VNA and Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.

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