David M. Potter

David M. Potter passed away on Sunday April 7, 2019 at the Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville. Born on April 18, 1941 he was the son of the late William and Gail (MacLeod) Potter.

David was employed at the Unites States Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Groton, Connecticut for over 30 years as a systems analyst. He took excursions to many parts of the world including Europe, the Arctic, and Mediterranean.

He is survived by his sisters Marilla Hodge of Taunton, Massachusetts, Wendy Rocchio of Cranston, nieces and nephews;Jessica Rolanti of Needham, Massachusetts, Brett Hodge of Elyria, Ohio, Lezle Hodge of Phoenix, Arizona, Robert Rocchio of Providence and Michael Rocchio of Cranston.

Funeral services will be private.

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Jack Murray - 04/08/2019

Dave was my friend. We’d known each other since fifth grade. He was part of a whole bunch of us who grew up together. Now there are only two of us, Paul Gormly and me.

When I finally graduated from high school there was no thought that I would ever go to college. My grades were that dismal. When that thought finally occurred to me, it was Dave who convinced me that I could go and eventually graduate. He had more confidence in me than I had in myself. That’s what you call, “a friend”.

I made a living and supported a wife and three kids as an engineer. He was the one who helped me achieve that. I daresay it wouldn’t have happened without him.

We went our separate ways for a time, but we reconnected when I found out he lived not far away in Salem, Connecticut. We went to car shows in my old cars – an activity he loved.

I count myself lucky to have had him for my friend, and I’m sorry he’s gone.

Lezle Hodge - 04/09/2019

It sure was fun to grow up with an uncle like David. He had a great sense of humor, would joke with all his nephews and nieces, and gave me some of the most memorable advise I’ve ever received.
I’m glad he got his Corvette and had time to enjoy it.

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